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Courtney B. Vance Joins ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Live-Action Movie

Courtney B. Vance ( The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) has joined the cast of Disney’s live-action remake of “Lilo & Stitch.”

Vance joins previously announced cast: newcomer Maia Kealoha who will play Lilo in the movie, Sydney Elizabeth Agudong who is set to play Lilo’s older sister and legal guardian, Nani, newcomer Kahiau Machado who will play Nani’s love interest, David, Jolene Purdy who will play child services agent Mrs. Kekoa and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die) in undisclosed roles.

According to Deadline, Vance will star in the role of Cobra Bubbles.  In Disney’s animated movie, Bubbles is a former CIA agent turned social worker—though in an undercover way as he is still working for the government.

The remake is said to follow the same story as the 2002 animated film which follows the friendship formed between a lonely human girl named Lilo and an alien named Stitch.  The original movie was written and directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois.

Dean Fleischer-Camp, the filmmaker behind Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, will direct the movie on a screenplay written by Mike Van Waes.

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback (2019’s Aladdin) are producing the film, with Ryan Halprin serving as an executive producer.

The outlet also reports that production on the project began this week on the island of Oahu and will continue over the next eight weeks under the working title Bad Dog.

“Lilo & Stitch” will stream exclusively on Disney+, however, a release date has not been announced yet.

Vance’s credits include  The Hunt for Red October, Dangerous Minds, Space Cowboys, The Mummy, Isle of Dogs, Ben Is Back, and The Photograph and more.

Source: Deadline

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