Say aloha to Disney’s latest member of the family.
Maia Kealoha, a young starlet from Hawaii, has actually landed the function of Lilo in Disney’s live-action remake of the 2002 timeless Lilo & &Stitch, according to the Hollywood Reporter
And Maia, who was just recently crowned the 2023 Mini Miss Kona Coffee, currently has an ohana standing behind her. “what a little CUTIE!!! she’s the perfect lilo,” one fan tweeted, while another added, “oh she’s adorable i hope she has fun and gets so much love.”
For real fans of the film, absolutely nothing– and no information– got left. “She looks just like the animated character. Perfect casting,” one fan commented, with another reacted, “The perfect Lilo does exist, and she looks like this.” (See a picture of Maia here.)
The casting comes more than 9 months after Dean Fleischer Camp signed up with Lilo & &Stitch(**************** )as director, per THR
Though very little is understood about what instructions the live-action Lilo & & Stitch will take, the initial film followed the not likely relationship in between Lilo– an orphaned 6-year-old woman living with sis Nani– and Stitch, a naughty alien who Lilo embraces as her canine.