I’m not afraid to admit that one of my favorite Disney movies is a film about a Barbie-like doll coming to life. My 9-year-old self enjoyed the heck out of Life-Size, which featured this tagline, “She was a perfect doll. Now she’s the real thing.”
Tyra Banks played the perfect doll Eve in the movie, and Lindsay Lohan played the young girl who simply wanted her mother to come back to life. This was directly following her successful role in The Parent Trap, but it was before she became a star with Get A Clue, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls.
For several years now, the Disney Channel network has been teasing fans with a potential sequel. It was reported in 2012 that casting had started for the sequel, but everything was pushed back because the network wasn’t comfortable with the script.
But now it looks like everything is perfect, or at least as perfect as it can be with a script. Variety confirmed the news of the sequel with Tyra Banks, and she confirmed that she will be returning as Eve.
“There is no one else that can play Eve but me, thank you very much! I’m just joking with you, but yes, I am going to be Eve.”
Sadly it doesn’t look like Lindsay Lohan will return. Banks said they have not started casting for “the young person that will be the new owner of Eve.” As of right now, it looks like the movie could be released in late 2016, maybe around next year’s holiday season.
Banks believes it will be a blockbuster on TV…
“I’m really excited about it. I think ‘Life-Size’ is so popular that it can be a feature film because it has such a cult following, so I’m really interested to see what the ratings are going to do for that. I think it’s going to be a blockbuster on TV.”