In the highly anticipated live-action adaptation of ‘Lilo & Stitch,’ Jason Scott Lee, renowned for his original role in the animated film and as the voice of David, will make a special cameo appearance, as confirmed by the actor himself. Speculation surrounding Lee’s involvement in the live-action remake has been circulating for months, and during a recent episode of the Kyle Meredith With… podcast, the actor personally confirmed his participation. However, be warned that he inadvertently disclosed his character, so if you prefer to be surprised by Lee’s appearance, consider this your heads up.
“I have a small role. They gave me a few lines, and I gladly accepted! In any capacity,” Scott shared. “I just wanted to be a part of it, so it’s a three-day cameo. I’ll be playing the Luau manager. I’ll have the opportunity to meet the actor playing my voiced character, David, as well as see Lilo and Nani, portrayed by the new cast members. It’ll be a fun experience.”
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The highly anticipated live-action adaptation is shaping up with an impressive ensemble cast. Tia Carrere, who originally voiced Nani, will not only be returning but will also take on a fresh role as Mrs. Kekoa in the new film. Chris Sanders, the writer and director of the animated version, will reprise his role and lend his voice to the mischievous genetic experiment known as Stitch, or Experiment 626, ensuring the same charm and magic that made the original film beloved.
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The cast continues to impress, featuring a mix of established actors and rising stars. Maia Kealoha, a newcomer, will portray Lilo, the spirited young girl whose bond with Stitch forms the heart of the story. Zach Galifianakis will bring his unique humor to the role of Jumba, while Billy Magnussen takes on the part of Jumba’s quirky sidekick, Pleakley.
Sydney Elizabeth Agudong steps into the shoes of Nani, the caring older sister, while Kaipot Dudoit embodies the character of David, originally played by Lee. Completing the cast is Courtney B. Vance, who will grace the screen as Cobra Bubbles. Guiding the project is director Dean Fleischer-Camp, renowned for his Oscar-nominated work on the incredible ‘Marcel The Shell With Shoes On.’
The film’s release date has yet to be announced, but production is currently underway in Hawaii. ‘Lilo & Stitch’ is set to be released on Disney+, so stay tuned to FilmSweep for further updates.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about live-action reboot
Who is Jason Scott Lee and what role did he play in ‘Lilo & Stitch’?
Jason Scott Lee is an actor known for his role as the original star of ‘Lilo & Stitch’ and as the voice of David, one of the characters in the animated film.
Will Jason Scott Lee be part of the live-action reboot of ‘Lilo & Stitch’?
Yes, Jason Scott Lee has confirmed that he will be making a special cameo appearance in the highly anticipated live-action adaptation of ‘Lilo & Stitch.’
What character will Jason Scott Lee portray in the live-action reboot?
Jason Scott Lee will be playing the role of the Luau manager in the live-action reboot of ‘Lilo & Stitch.’
Who else is involved in the live-action adaptation of ‘Lilo & Stitch’?
The live-action adaptation boasts an impressive cast lineup, including Tia Carrere, Chris Sanders, Maia Kealoha, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Magnussen, Sydney Elizebeth Agudong, Kaipot Dudoit, Courtney B. Vance, and director Dean Fleischer-Camp.
When will the live-action reboot of ‘Lilo & Stitch’ be released?
The release date for the live-action reboot of ‘Lilo & Stitch’ has not been announced yet. Stay tuned for further updates.
More about live-action reboot
- Jason Scott Lee – IMDb page of Jason Scott Lee.
- Lilo & Stitch – IMDb page of the original animated film.
- Tia Carrere – IMDb page of Tia Carrere, known for her role in the original film.
- Chris Sanders – IMDb page of Chris Sanders, writer and director of the original film.
- Disney+ – Official website of Disney+ streaming platform.