She’s baaaack! Following months of speculation, Tyra Banks has finally confirmed that she will reprise her role as Eve in Life-Size 2. The America’s Next Top Model host is also set to serve as the film’s executive producer, according to Variety.
“There is no one else that can play Eve but me, thank you very much!” Banks, 42, quipped in a statement. “I’m just joking with you, but yes, I am going to be Eve.”
Life-Size centered on a young girl — originally played by Lindsay Lohan — who accidentally made her doll, Eve, life-sized while trying to resurrect her dead mother.
Unfortunately, it looks like Lohan, 29, will not return for the sequel to the 2000 made-for-TV flick. Banks added, “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.”
Life-Size 2 is already in development and is being considered as an original movie for the Disney Channel.
“I think it will be 2016,” Banks said of the film’s release date. “We’re looking at it as a holiday movie so hopefully holiday 2016. One thing is it’s a very precious project to the Disney Channel so they’ve been doing a lot of rewrites and making sure that the script is really tight. I’m really excited about it.”
She added, “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.”
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