Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Meiert Avis|
|Produced by||Michael Burns
|Written by||John Galt|
|Music by||David Baerwald|
|Edited by||David Codron|
|Distributed by||Lions Gate Entertainment
|Release dates||August 26, 2005|
|Running time||97 minutes|
Undiscovered is a 2005 film directed by Meiert Avis. The plot is about a group of aspiring entertainers who intend to establish their careers in Los Angeles. Released on August 26, 2005, the film received a largely negative reception - as of January 8, 2008 the film had a 7% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The web site Box Office Mojo ranks it as the film with the largest percentage drop-off in ticket sales from its opening weekend to its second weekend in theatrical release: 86.4%.
The film was originally called Wannabe, but was retitled prior to release. Undiscovered was the first significant film role for Ashlee Simpson, who had previously acted on the television series 7th Heaven before launching a singing career. "Undiscovered" is also the name of one of Simpson's songs, the closing track from her debut album Autobiography, the song is included in the film.
The DVD of the film was released on December 26, 2005.
An aspiring New York model, Brier (Pell James) falls in love at first sight with a struggling musician, Luke (Steven Strait) when they cross paths on a subway train. Having achieved success as a model, she decides to move to L.A. to launch an acting career. She wanted to become a dancer but it didn't work out. With the support of her agent and sometimes surrogate mom, Carrie (Carrie Fisher), she lands a spot in an acting class where she befriends another would-be actress, Clea (Ashlee Simpson). While out on the town, Brier crosses paths with Luke once again in a club called 'The Mint'. The two girls realize that he is actually a good musician, and they then decide to help him and set out to create some L.A. style hype to get him noticed by a record company. As his profile rises, so do the demands of his budding new career and they both discover that the price of fame may be higher than anyone expected.
- Pell James as Brier Tucket
- Steven Strait as Luke Falcon
- Shannyn Sossamon as Josie
- Ashlee Simpson as Clea
- Perrey Reeves as Michelle
- Kip Pardue as Euan Falcon
- Carrie Fisher as Carrie
- Stephen Moyer as Mick Benson
- Fisher Stevens as Garrett Schweck
- Ewan Chung as Brendan, Garrett's assistant
Awards and nominations
One nomination at the 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards:
- Worst Supporting Actress (Ashlee Simpson)
- Second weekend in box office performance – Biggest second weekend drops, for other films with similar second weekend drops