The 'Lilo & Stitch' Live-Action Movie: All The Details From Cast To Release Date

19 April 2023, 12:15 | Updated: 21 April 2023, 09:36

All the details on the new Lilo & Stitch film
All the details on the new Lilo & Stitch film. Picture: Getty/Alamy

By Savannah Roberts

Here are all the details on the live-action remake of 'Lilo & Stitch', everything you need to know from cast to release date...

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Another Disney classic is getting a live-action remake, next on the docket is Lilo & Stitch!

The 2002 film is getting a re-imagination over 20 years after it was first released; the animation's success was followed by three more movies, two television series and became a beloved franchise of the Disney machine.

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It was announced in April that the animated characters will be getting a new lease of life with the live-action movie, with additions to the cast being slowly confirmed.

So, here is everything we know about the new Lilo & Stitch so far, read on to find out more about the highly-discussed cast as well as a rumoured release date...

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Lilo & Stitch is getting a live-action remake
Lilo & Stitch is getting a live-action remake. Picture: Alamy

Who is in the Lilo & Stitch cast?

The line-up for the Lilo & Stitch cast was rolled out in April, the central character Lilo will be portrayed by newcomer Maia Kealoha.

Sydney Agudong will play Lilo's older sister, Nani, the actress has acted in several television projects since 2021 but her latest role with serve as her first big feature film appearance.

The second titular character Stitch will once again be voiced by Chris Sanders who has worked on every Lilo & Stich project to date.

CGI will likely be used to create the new appearance of the genetically engineered 'earth dog' (AKA Stitch), it's assumed that Disney will use technology similar to that of 2019's The Lion King.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Kahiau Machado will be joining the cast as David Kawena, a character from the 2002 animated film.

The beloved animated character Cobra Bubbles, a former CIA agent who becomes a social worker, will reportedly be played by Courtney B. Vance.

Jolene Purdy is also alleged to be cast as a new character, Mrs. Kekoa, a child services agent. You may recognise Jolene from her appearances in the likes of The White Lotus, Orange is the New Black and Wandavision.

Zach Galifianakis of The Hangover franchise and Billy Magnussen from No Time To Die are also attached to the project.

Sydney Agudong will play Nani
Sydney Agudong will play Nani. Picture: Getty
Jolene Purdy has been cast as Mrs. Kekoa,
Jolene Purdy has been cast as Mrs. Kekoa,. Picture: Getty
Zach Galifianakis has been cast in an unamed role
Zach Galifianakis has been cast in an unamed role. Picture: Getty
  • Maia Kealoha as Lilo
  • Sydney Agudong as Nani
  • Chris Sanders voices Stitch
  • Kahiau Machado as David
  • Courtney B. Vance as Cobra Bubbles
  • Jolene Purdy as Mrs. Kekoa
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Billy Magnussen

When is the live-action Lilo & Stitch coming out?

As the Lilo & Stitch movie was has only recently been announced, there isn't tonnes of information about the project's shooting schedule available online.

However, IMDb currently lists the live-action film as a 2024 release and even predicts that it will arrive in cinemas in May next year!

Bookmark this page as we'll keep it updated with all the latest on the Lilo & Stitch remake.

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