Giancarlo Esposito Cast in Disney’s “Stargirl”

Giancarlo Esposito has reportedly joined Stargirl, which is currently set to debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

  • According to Deadline, Esposito has been cast in a supporting role for the film.
  • The actor is perhaps best known for his role as Gus Fring on the hit AMC series Breaking Bad as well as Better Call Saul.
  • He joins the growing cast, which also includes Grace VanderWaal, Karan Brar, Darby Stanchfield, and Maximiliano Hernandez.
  • Stargirl is being adapted from the Jerry Spinelli novel and is expected to be part of Disney’s streaming service launching in 2019.
  • The story “follows Leo Borlock who, in a world where the spaces grow bigger even as they get smaller, meets Stargirl Caraway, a bright, authentic light who breaks through the sea of teenage confusion.”
  • Esposito will play a paleontologist friend of Stargirl and Leo named Archie.
  • Julia Hart is helming the film and Kristin Hahn has penned the script.
  • Production on Disney’s Stargirl will kick-off in New Mexico later this month.