Netflix has announced more cast for their upcoming film “Sorta Like a Rock Star” based on Matthew Quick’s bestselling novel of the same name. Brett Haley (“Hearts Beat Loud”) will direct and it has been previously announced that Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”) will star in the film. Futher cast includes Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Carol Burnett, Fred Armisen (“Los Espookys”, “Big Mouth”), Rhenzy Feliz (“Runaways”, “Casual”), Justina Machado (“One Day At A Time”, “Queen of the South”), Judy Reyes (“Claws”, “Succession”), Gerald Isaac Waters (“Angie Tribeca”), Taylor Richardson (“Slender Man”, “Rise”), and Anthony Jacques (“Atypical”).
The film will follow a teenage girl who, despite her difficult circumstances, is preternaturally optimistic about the world and her place in it. 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. Filming will begin in October.