According to a new report, Jason Scott Lee will be returning in Disney+’s live-action remake of “Lilo & Stitch.” The actor provided the voice of David in the original animated film. The news comes from Reel News Hawaii which shared the news on social media. You can see that post below:
— Reel News Hawaii (@reelnewshawaii) May 30, 2023
The reveal also mentions Tia Carrere who was previously announced to be returning for the live-action film. Carrere provided the voice for Nani in the original animated movie.
Cast also includes 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, Kaipot Dudoit who will play David, Jolene Purdy who will play child services agent Mrs. Kekoa, Courtney B. Vance who will play Cobra Bubbles and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die) in undisclosed roles.
Chris Sanders is in final negotiations to voice the character of Stitch. Sanders, who wrote and directed the original feature alongside Dean DeBlois, voiced the creature, which he also created, in the 2002 Lilo & Stitch, as well as Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-06). Tia Carrere, who originally voiced Nani in the first film, will also play the newly created Mrs. Kekoa, while Amy Hill will star as a new character named Tūtū.
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.
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.
Production on the project is currently underway on the island of Oahu and will continue over through June under the working title Bad Dog.
“Lilo & Stitch” will stream exclusively on Disney+, however, a release date has not been announced yet.
Source: The DisInsider