Ash and friends arrive in Virbank City where they run into their old friend Luke. He reveals that the PokéStar Studios, a studio dedicated to movies, has just opened. Luke is invited to a special event being held there before the opening and he invites them to come with him. Upon touring the studio, Luke reveals that he is creating a movie for the Grand Opening special event and asks Ash, Iris, and Cilan to act in the movie. However, Luke faces stiff competition from a rival of his, Jules.