Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced the title character in Disney’s 2016 animated blockbuster Moana, has been cast as the lead for Netflix’s feature drama Sorta Like A Rock Star.
Cravalho most recently starred in NBC’s high school drama series Rise. Sorta Like A Rock Star will be Cravalho’s first non-animated movie.
Principal photography is set to begin in October, with Cravalho playing a teenager who, despite difficult circumstances, is exceptionally 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. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.