Tyra Banks Is Returning for a Sequel to 'Life-Size' Set Up at Freeform
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Tyra Banks Is Returning for a Sequel to 'Life-Size' Set Up at Freeform

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Four years ago (2013), Tyra Banks told us that a sequel to her 2000 movie “Life-Size” was in development. Rumors of a sequel had been floating around prior to that reveal, but nothing concrete had been confirmed until she mentioned it. But we wouldn’t hear anything more of the project for another 2 years, when, in 2015, Banks once again shared publicly that a sequel to the original was officially in development, with the Disney Channel as a likely home for it: “There is no one else that can play Eve but me, thank you very much!” Banks said. “I’m just joking with you, but yes, I am going to be Eve.”

She was to also executive produce the telepic, although no other casting was announced: “We have not talked about casting at all so I have no idea who is going to be the young person that will be the owner of Eve. We haven’t gotten to that.”

The original movie starred a much younger Lindsay Lohan as a girl whose Barbie-like doll, Eve, played by Tyra Banks, comes to life.

That was 2 years ago.

We’ve learned today that the project is now set up Freeform (the re-branded ABC Family Network), which the network announced at its upfront presentation this afternoon. Details remain the same as the last 2 announcements that were made 2 and 4 years ago: Banks will star as Eve, the life-size doll that comes to life; but Freeform doesn’t say whether an adult Lohan will also reprise her role (obviously it would have to be a story that matches their current ages), or whether another actress (maybe a younger actress) will join Banks in the film.

In addition to starring in the film, Banks will also executive produced.

Let’s see if this finally happens, or whether another 2 years will pass until the next announcement. Maybe the young girl will be played by a black actress this time… maybe.

So who’s excited for a “Life-Size” remake?

The first film was released in the year 2000, on ABC.

Watch a clip from from the film below:

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