Disney is back with live action remakes, this time revisiting their beloved animated franchise Lilo and Stitch for a new movie. The remake was the first announced about five years ago, but saw little action until July of last year. now, The Hollywood Reporter the film found its first cast members Zach Galifianakis. There is no word yet on what character he will be playing. THR also reported that the casting search is underway for Lilo and her older sister, Nani.
Lilo and Stitch first made waves in the early 2000s with a Disney original animated film. It follows Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl who was raised by her 19-year-old sister, Nani, after the sudden death of her parents. When Stitch, a dog-like alien, lands on Earth, Lilo soon finds and adopts him. Things then quickly become chaotic as Stitch is now an unauthorized experiment and social services are breathing down Nani’s neck.
The 2002 feature was an instant hit for Disney and cemented itself as a childhood staple for many. Shortly after its release, it received the television treatment. The two-season show has now seen Lilo and Stitch in cozy and chaotic mode as they follow other experiments that land in Hawaii before being captured by the wrong people. Three additional films were subsequently released as part of the franchise: Stitch! Cinema, Lilo and Stitch 2and Leroy and Stitch.
Galifianakis has previously starred in family projects
For many, Galifianakis’ name is synonymous with comedy the Hangover movies, Term, Campaign, etc. — movies that aren’t very family-friendly. However, it is also a perfect choice for movies like this Lilo and Stitch, as he has starred in live-action and animated films that the whole family can enjoy. Recently it happened again Bob’s Burgers and his film starring Felix Fischöder. He also lent his voice to films Ron was wrong and The Lego Batman Moviealong with appearing in live acts such as Muppets.
Live action Lilo and Stitch written by adaptation Chris Kekaniokalani Brightwith Marcel shellof Camp Dean Fleischer takes the position of director from John M. Chu. Ridebacks Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich acting as producers with Ryan Halprin as executive producer.
The Lilo and Stitch the remake does not currently have a projected remake window, but it is expected to debut on Disney+. Original movies and shows are currently streaming on Disney+.