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Kahiau Machado Cast as David in ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Live-Action Movie

Newcomer Kahiau Machado is set to play Nani’s love interest, David in Disney’s live-action remake of “Lilo & Stitch.” 

Machado 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 and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die) in undisclosed roles.

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.

According to Midgard Times,  “Lilo & Stitch” is currently filming in O’ahu, Hawaii, and will take around three months to officially wrap up on June 16, 2023.

The outlet also reports, “Lilo & Stitch” will directly release on Disney+ in 2024, and won’t be coming out in theaters as reported earlier based on the IMDb listing.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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