Vertigo Film's 'All-Stars' looks to be a good old fashioned feel-good family flick.
Ashley Jensen stars as a youth worker trying to save her local centre in feel-good 3-D British comedy 'All-Stars,' set for release in May 2013. Just as 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' flew under the radar to become a UK hit last year, we predict 'All-Stars' could enjoy similar success with its solid British cast, which includes Jensen, Mock The Week star Hugh Dennis and Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh.
Written by TV scribe Paul Gerstenberger (Primeval, Paradise Café), 'All-Stars' sees a group of streetwise kids take matters into their own hands when their club is threatened with closure. It all looks good fun, with the kids holding auditions for a talent contest which throws up some great, and not-so-great acts. In the end, street dancer Jayden (Akai Osei-Mansfield) is forced to team up with the loud-mouthed Ethan (Theo Stevenson) to stop the closure of the afterschool club.
The movie marks only Kimberley Walsh's second big screen outing, after she made a cameo in the children's spinoff Horrid Henry: The Movie, also starring Stevenson. "I am thrilled to be joining the cast of All Stars," she said after signing up. "I have worked with Theo before on Horrid Henry and he is a huge talent. I loved the script as soon as I read it. It is a heart-warming family film that will put a huge smile on your face."
The trailer echoes themes from the recent hit U.S. comedy 'Pitch Perfect,' about a collegiate all-girls a cappella singing group looking to win a national competition.
All-Stars hits cinemas in the UK on May 3, 2013.