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Zach Galifianakis to star in live-action Lilo & Stitch remake
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Zach Galifianakis to star in live-action Lilo & Stitch remake

The actor and comedian is on board for the reboot of the much-loved Disney movie

Zach Galifianakis is set to star in a live-action Lilo & Stitch remake, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The much-loved 2002 Disney movie is getting the reboot treatment, like so many classics before it.

The film follows the story of Hawaiian girl Lilo and a dog-like alien called Stitch, who forge an unlikely bond - despite the fact Stitch was engineered to wreak havoc.

Galifianakis has signed up for the reboot.
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Summarised like that, it's kind of hard to believe that film pitch ever got any traction, but despite sounding a bit s**t on paper, the movie proved to be a hit.

Dean Fleischer Camp will direct the live-action reboot, which has been written by Chris Kekaniokalani Bright, and it's not yet clear who Galifianakis will play.

There's also no indication of when we can expect to see it just yet, but Disney+ is where it will eventually land.

Many of us might not be familiar with seeing Galifianakis in a family affair, but perhaps he's trying to make more stuff that his kids can enjoy.

The 53-year-old has two children, and speaking in 2021, he joked that they have absolutely no idea what he does and they 'shall never know' that he starred in The Hangover.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he said: "They shall never know of it. I'll just deny it.

"I'll say, 'I don't know what you're talking about. I had nothing to do with that movie'.

"My kids think I'm a librarian somewhere. They don't even know. They think I'm an assistant librarian somewhere."

Galifianakis went on to say he would 'get to that point' of telling his kids about his involvement with the 2009 film eventually, but admitted it's a 'tricky' situation.

A lot of his work isn't really child-friendly.
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"You wanna protect their innocence as much as possible," he said. "They're just children.

"People used to come up to me and be like, 'Oh, my kids love The Hangover', and I'm like, 'You're a terrible parent'.

"They need to mature a little bit before they see that."

The actor and comedian is also going to make sure to protect his children from the potential harms of social media.

Speaking in 2021, he said: "It's not that I don't understand it, it just seems very noisy and there seems to be a lot of people disagreeing – and some of those people are robots.

"There's just not enough validity in it to me, so I ignore it."

He added there is a 'science' to the way social media has been constructed that aims to give people the 'high' of a dopamine boost as they get more followers.

He compared social media companies to drug dealers, adding: "At first it didn't seem all bad, it seemed like a really great thing, and the dark side seems to be taking over."

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV