|Directed by||Richard Gabai|
|Written by||Timothy Barton|
|Cinematography||Andrea V. Rossotto|
|Edited by||Lawrence A. Maddox|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
For the 2016 comedy film, see Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
Popstar is a 2005 American film directed by Richard Gabai and written by Timothy Barton. The direct-to-video film features teen singer Aaron Carter in his only lead role in a feature film. The premiere was held in The Woodlands, Texas. Popstar was filmed in Calabasas, California, at A.C. Stelle Middle School and the Commons.
Jane Brighton [Alana Austin] is a high school math whiz obsessed with J.D. McQueen [Aaron Carter], a teen music sensation whose parents have sent him back to public high school to improve his declining grades. J.D. risks missing a critical summer tour that could ruin his musical career. To get help with math, he builds a relationship with Jane.
- Aaron Carter as J.D. McQueen
- Alana Austin as Jane Brighton
- Nicki Foxx as London
- David Cassidy as Grant
- Kimberly Kevon Williams as Abby Banks
- Adrianne Palicki as Whitney Addison
- Mary Elise Hayden as Bobette
- Deena Dill as Faith Brighton
- Andrew Stevens as Professor Brighton
- Natalia Livingston as Mary Brighton
- Leif Garrett as Janitor
- Tracy Scoggins as Judy McQueen
- Vanessa Angel as Diane
- Rachel Thorp as Samantha Brighton
- Rick Thomas as Mr. Overton
Former 1970s teen idols David Cassidy and Leif Garrett appear in supporting roles as J.D.'s manager and a philosophical janitor. Other famous actors appearing in the film are Andrew Stevens, Tracy Scoggins, Natalia Livingston, Tom Bosley and Stella Stevens. Former Backstreet Boys and NSYNC manager, Lou Pearlman appears in an uncredited cameo at the end of the film.
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