Production has begun on a new music-filled Disney Channel original movie called Starstruck, which features Sterling Knight, who has become a star in his own right thanks to his role in Disney’s popular series Sonny With a Chance. Scheduled to premiere on the network in 2010, the film is currently filming in and around Los Angeles at locations such as Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Venice Boardwalk. The film introduces actress Danielle Campbell.
The story follows Jessica Olson (Campbell), a down-to-earth Midwestern girl who literally collides with teen heartthrob and pop star Christopher Wilder (Knight). They end up embarking on a lovestruck adventure through Southern California, but their bond is tested when she returns home and he publicly denies their relationship.
Costarring in the film are Brandon Mychal Smith (also from Sonny With a Chance) as Stubby, Christopher’s best friend; Maggie Castle as Sara, Jessica’s older, starstruck sister; and Dan O’Connor (Malcolm in the Middle) and Beth Littleford as Dean and Barbara, Jessica and Sara’s parents.
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