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'AGT' Winner Grace VanderWaal Cast in Disney's 'Stargirl' Movie

'AGT' Winner Grace VanderWaal Cast in Disney's 'Stargirl' Movie

Grace VanderWaal will launch her acting career with the upcoming Disney movie Stargirl, which will be one of the first movies to premiere on the studio’s future streaming service.

The 14-year-old singer won the 2016 season of America’s Got Talent and she is currently on tour with Imagine Dragons.

Stargirl is based on the book of the same name by Jerry Spinelli and just like Grace, her character plays the ukulele.

“I knew she was Stargirl almost immediately,” director Julia Hart said in a statement to Deadline. “The world knows what a talented performer she is, and I cannot wait for everyone to see just how many sides there are to this special and magical young woman.”

Stargirl will begin production this September in Albuquerque.

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