This article is about the 2005 film. For other uses, see Undiscovered (disambiguation).

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Meiert Avis
Produced by Michael Burns
Bic Tran
Marco Mehlitz
Michael Ohoven
Written by John Galt
Starring Pell James
Steven Strait
Kip Pardue
Shannyn Sossamon
Carrie Fisher
Peter Weller
Fisher Stevens
Ashlee Simpson
Music by David Baerwald
Cinematography Danny Hiele
Edited by David Codron
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Lakeshore Entertainment
Release dates
August 26, 2005 (2005-08-26)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $9 million
Box office $1,082,784

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 April 29, 2016 the film has a 8% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, based on 73 reviews.[1] 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%.[2]

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.


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.

Main cast

Awards and nominations

One nomination at the 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards:

See also


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