2014 looks to be a big year for young star Alyson Stoner, with the Ohio born triple-threat featuring in several movies due to be released this year, including the latest entry into the Step Up franchise; Step Up: All In. The film features characters from the previous five movies, including Camille (played by Stoner) and her love-interest Moose (played by Adam G. Sevani.) Stoner starred alongside Sevani in the third instalment Step Up 3D and also featured in the first instalment Step Up alongside Channing Tatum.
Dancing movies are not all that is in store for us with this Disney Channel prodigy however, some of Stoner's other upcoming films seem to be heading in a more dramatic direction than any of her previous work. The highly praised Hoovey definitely does not involve any 'twerking' or 'hip-hop breakdowns' as Stoner's character Jen struggles through life with a severely ill sibling. Stoner has reportedly enjoyed the opportunity to develop some diversity, saying "an actor must learn to be versatile, as the best comedies have some drama and the best dramas have some comedy.”
Stoner hasn't appeared in a feature film since August 2013 when she voiced the canine character of Strawberry in the children's film Super Buddies. These upcoming films will be Alyson's first appearance as a human character in a feature film since September 2010 when she played hip-hop music producer in training Caitlyn Geller alongside fellow Disney kid Demi Lovato in Camp Rock: The Final Jam.
Also due to be released in 2014 are The A-list, a film in which Alyson plays the peer of a high-school student coerced into some odd situations by his guidance counsellor, and Selling Isobel, which Alyson is currently filming. Selling Isobel tells the true story of a pilates teacher who finds herself fighting to return to her husband and daughter after being kidnapped and sold as a slave in the sex trade. Stoner is playing the young woman's daughter Katie in the film.
Fans are excited with the new direction Stoner's career is taking and are happy to see Alyson taking on larger and more serious roles. I think we can be sure that Hoovey is definitely along way from Phineas and Ferb.