Moana star Auli'i Cravalho bags lead role in Netflix's upcoming drama, Sorta Like a Rock Star
Auli'i Cravalho broke out on the Hollywood scene after voice starring in Disney's Moana and was most recently seen in NBC series Rise
Moana star Auli'i Cravalho will topline Netflix's new musical comedy Sorta Like a Rock Star. The film will be directed by Brett Haley, best known for films such as The Hero and Hearts Beat Loud, the streaming giant said in a statement.
Cravalho, 18, will play a teenage girl who, despite her difficult circumstances, is unusually optimistic about the world and her place in it.
Check out the official announcement here
Auli’i Cravalho will star in "Sorta Like A Rock Star," a new movie about an optimistic & generous teenager who has a powerful connection with a disparate group of outsiders in her community. The film is directed by Brett Haley (Heart Beats Loud) pic.twitter.com/kmvwRdkgzc
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"She often helps those around her, resulting in powerful bonds with a disparate group of outsiders in her community, until she faces a devastating loss and can no longer ignore the challenges in her own life," the official plotline of the show read.
The young actor broke out on the Hollywood scene after voice starring in Disney's 2016 musical animated feature Moana. She currently features in NBC series Rise.
Sorta Like a Rock Star will begin filming in October. It will be produced by Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman; Temple HIll Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner. Jonathan Montepare will serve as an executive producer.
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