Zach Galifianakis Cast In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Lilo & Stitch’

Disney has moved up from adapting their fairy tale classics to more modern hits, and one of those that has proved most enduring is 2002’s Lilo & Stitch. The girl-meets-alien film is a multimedia juggernaut, and last summer we learned that a live-action film was on the way from Marcel the Shell with Shoes On director Dean Fleischer Camp. And now the film has landed its first big star; Zach Galifianakis.

THR confirms that Galifianakis has landed a role in the Lilo & Stitch film although his role is unclear. Seems like he’d be a pretty good Stitch, though, right? The story centers on a girl named Lilo as she and her sister cope with the loss of their parents. Her life gets turned upside down when a chaotic blue alien crash lands on their Hawaiian island home, and Lilo adopts him. The original film was co-directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, the latter then going on to create the How to Train Your Dragon franchise that is also being turned to live-action.

Next up for Galifianakis are The Beanie Bubble about the Beanie Baby boom, and Reality Winner drama Winner.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.