Sterling Knight to Get ‘Starstruck’


-Disney Channel announced today that production has started on a new Disney Channel Original Movie called “Starstruck,” a music-filled movie starring Sterling Knight (“Sonny With A Chance”) and introducing Danielle Campbell. Slated to premiere in 2010, the movie is filming in and around Los Angeles at landmark locations including Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood Sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Venice Boardwalk. Disney is really loving the music based movies/shows.

Popstar! posted more about the plot: It’s about a Midwestern girl named Jessica (played by Danielle) who gets close with a famous teen heartthrob during her vacay in Cali (played by Sterling), but has to deal with him publicly denying their relationship after she returns home!

The movie will also star Sterling’s “Sonny” co-star Brandon Mychal Smith and Maggie Castle.

Will you watch it? Also, Cody Linley recently chatted with press, including Radio Disney at the D23 expo and said he was already working on songs for a film called “Starstruck” about a popstar and a regular girl. Check out those interviews HERE. Did Cody get replaced by Sterling? Who do you think makes a better heartthrob/popstar?

Update: Bop confirmed that Sterling did in fact replace Cody in the movie: “Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Cody Linley and the producers of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Starstruck” have agreed to allow him to do the Broadway bound stage play “Over Here!” instead of “Starstruck.” Sterling Knight has been cast in the lead role for “Starstruck” and production begins the week of September 21.”