Al Madrigal has a new Star-ring role…
The 49-year-old half-Mexican American actor will star in the Julia Hart-directed Disney feature sequel to Stargirl.
Madrigal, best known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, joins a roster of cast newcomers that includes Sarayu Blue, Chris Williams and Nija Okoro.
Stargirl 2 follows Grace VanderWaal’s title protagonist as she journeys out of Mica into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibility.
The script is based on the original character from Jerry Spinelli’s bestselling book. VanderWaal will write and perform new original music for the sequel.
Hart co-wrote with her husband Jordan Horowitz.
The four new actors join a cast that includes Uma Thurman (Roxanne Martell, a musician who Stargirl idolizes), Judy Greer (Stargirl’s mom), Judd Hirsch (Stargirl’s neighbor Mr. Mitchell), Elijah Richardson (Stargirl’s beau Evan) and Tyrel Jackson Williams (Terrell, Evan’s older brother).
Madrigal will play Iggy, the MC at a local music club. Blue will play Alex, an up-and-coming film producer.
Madrigal feature credits include The Way Back, Night School, the upcoming Marvel/Sony movie Morbius and the television series I’m Dying Up Here, About a Boy, Free Agents and Gary Unmarried.