Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) has scored a supporting role in “Stargirl,” a feature adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s young adult novel, being developed for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
The story follows Leo Borlock who, in a world where the spaces grow bigger even as they get smaller, meets Stargirl Caraway – a bright, authentic light who breaks through the sea of teenage confusion. Esposito will play palaeontologist Archie.
Grace VanderWaal, Graham Verchere, Karan Brar, Darby Stanchfield and Maximiliano Hernandez lead the cast of the film which Julia Hart is directing from a script written by Kristin Hahn. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman are producing and filming will begin this month in New Mexico.