Disney's Lilo & Stitch live-action movie adds Hangover star

zach galifianakis attends the premiere of disney studios rons gone wrong at el capitan theatre on october 19, 2021 in los angeles
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The Hangover and Bob's Burgers actor Zach Galifianakis has landed himself a role in Disney's upcoming live-action Lilo & Stitch movie.

Details about the film, and the actor's role, are being kept under wraps (according to Deadline, while TheWrap believes he will be playing Pleakley), but most of these live-action adaptations of animated Disney favourites have stuck very close to the originals.

In the case of Lilo & Stitch, the film is the tale of a young girl named Lilo and her close encounter with the galaxy's most wanted extraterrestrial – Stitch.

lilo and stitch, with the duo and nani surfing a wave on a board

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The live-action remake will be directed by Dean Fleischer Camp, who helmed Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, an adorable live-action/stop-motion hybrid that released in United States cinemas last year, but only released on the big screen in the United Kingdom yesterday (February 17).

Crazy Rich Asians and In The Heights director Jon M. Chu was originally slated to direct Lilo & Stitch, but the plans for that fell through, and Fleischer Camp jumped on board.

Chris Sanders, who co-directed the original film, explained last year that he was a tad frustrated at the praise Disney's Frozen received for portraying sisterhood in an animated film, when his film had done it around a decade earlier.

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"To be clear, I think 'Frozen's' great," he said. "But it was a little bit frustrating for me because people were like, 'Finally, a non-romantic relationship with these two girls,' and I thought, 'We did that! That has absolutely been done before'."

It is not known when Lilo & Stitch live-action will release, or if it's bound for cinemas or going straight to Disney+.

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