Rising Stars movie synopsis: A family musical with heart, Rising Stars explores the sacrifices that come with fame in reality television-obsessed culture. Challenged with creating songs and music videos, three musical acts find more than their futures on the line when the competition gets fierce and their lives are caught on tape broadcast to the nation. Egos clash and worlds collide as these teens find how far they will go to win the coveted prize and achieve stardom.Rising Stars features performances by veteran actors, Fisher Stevens (The Flamingo Kid, Short Circuit, Hackers, Awake), Barry Corbin (War Games, Urban Cowboy, No Country For Old Men) and Catherine Mary Stewart (Weekend at Bernie's, The Girl Next Door). They are joined by a talented group of up-and-coming young actor/musicians, which include Graham Patrick Martin (The Girl Next Door, The Bill Engvall Show, iCarly, Jonas), Kyle Riabko (Limelight, The National Tour of 'Spring Awakening', The Broadway Production of 'Hair'), Leon Thomas III (August Rush, Victorious, iCarly) and Jessie Payo, a former member of pop duo Jupiter Rising whose music has been featured on MTV's The Hills and The City. Rising Stars also features a dramatic performance by Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling Contemporary Christian recording artist, Rebecca St. James.
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