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|
|August 26, 2005|
|Box office||$1.1 million|
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, holding an 8% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 73 reviews. The film also had the record for largest percentage drop-off in ticket sales from its opening weekend to its second weekend in theatrical release, 86.4%, until it was broken by Collide in March 2017.
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 and VHS of the film was released on December 26, 2005.
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An aspiring New York model, Brier falls in love at first sight with a struggling musician, Luke 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, she lands a spot in an acting class where she befriends another would-be actress, Clea. 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 § Second-weekend drop, for other films with similar second weekend drops