Last week, it was reported by the Midgard Times that Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) had joined Disney’s live-action remake of Lilo & Stitch. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that report saying Galifianakis has closed a deal but his character details are being kept under wraps.
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 who also provided the voice for Stitch. It’s being reported that Sanders will return to voice Stitch for the live-action version as well.
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 film is currently prepping to begin production in O’ahu, Hawaii and will release on May 10, 2024.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter