Moana star Auli'i Cravalho bags lead role in Netflix's upcoming drama, Sorta Like a Rock Star

Press Trust of India

Jul 25, 2019 13:43:05 IST

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.

 Moana star Aulii Cravalho bags lead role in Netflixs upcoming drama, Sorta Like a Rock Star

Auli'i Cravalho arrives at the Teen Choice Awards (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Cravalho, 18, will play a teenage girl who, despite her difficult circumstances, is unusually optimistic about the world and her place in it.

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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.

Updated Date: Jul 25, 2019 13:43:05 IST