Lilo & Stitch live-action remake will feature the original voice of Stitch

Lilo & Stitch
(Image credit: Disney)

Original Stitch voice actor Chris Sanders will reprise his role in the upcoming Lilo & Stitch live-action remake. Sanders also wrote and directed the animated original with Dean DeBlois. 

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Sanders is in final negotiations to return for the live-action reimagining. He won't be the only original voice actor appearing in the new film, either: original Nani Tia Carrere will play new character Mrs. Kekoa, and Amy Hill (who voiced Mrs. Hasagawa) will play another new character named Tūtū. 

The animated movie sees youngster Lilo adopt her new "dog" Stitch, who is actually a mischievous – but adorable – alien designed for destruction. His creator Jumba, accompanied by the neurotic Pleakley, are on the hunt to recapture Stitch, while social worker Cobra Bubbles is looking into Lilo's home life with her older sister Nani. 

Naia Kealoha will play Lilo and Sydney Elizebeth Agudong will be Nani, with Kaipot Dudoit playing her love interest David. Zach Galifianakis will play Jumba, while Billy Magnussen is Pleakley. Courtney B. Vance is set to play Cobra Bubbles. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On helmer Dean Fleischer Camp directs with a script from Chris Kekaniokalani Bright. 

Disney has a packed line-up of live-action remakes, with Peter Pan & Wendy up next, followed by The Little Mermaid. Live-action Hercules and Snow White films are also in the works, along with a newly announced Moana remake starring Dwayne Johnson, and a Lion King prequel about Mufasa

Lilo & Stitch, which is currently in production in Hawaii, will be a Disney Plus exclusive. It has no confirmed release date just yet. 

In the meantime, check out our guide to all the upcoming Disney movies for everything else the studio has in store. 

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.