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On Twitter this week, an important announcement was made. Tyra Banks confirmed that Life Size 2 is officially happening, which led to the trending of #LifeSize2!
On July 9th, Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) tweeted that Life Size 2 is now filming. She shared a picture of herself and her co-star, Francia Raisa, to share her excitement and spread the news: “Now filming: LIFE SIZE 2. It’s time y’all! You’ve waited long enough. Could not find one single woman more perfect to co-star with Eve than the magnificently fierce @franciaraisa. See you on @FreeformTV this holiday season! #LifeSize2 #ShineBrightShineFar." The movie will be coming this year and fans cannot wait.
According to Just Jared, “Francia is playing Grace Manning, the confident and funny CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll (Banks). Grace is also a hot mess in the middle of her quarter-life crisis and realizing that she is in over her head as CEO. To make matters worse, her wild-child ways are causing the company’s stock to plummet.”
The rest of the cast was announced as well, sparking even more interest. Alison Fernandez will be playing Lex, a young neighbor of Grace. Both Shanica Knowles and Hank Chen will play Grace’s friends, while Grace’s potential love interest, Calum, will be played by Gavin Stenhouse. However, as a shock to Life Size fans, Lindsay Lohan will not be in this movie, even though she wowed viewers with her stunning acting skills in the first Life Size film. While some fans are upset that Lindsay Lohan will not be in the film, others pointed out that Lindsay could not be in it because the original movie closed her chapter, as the first Life Size movie ends with Eve (Tyra Banks) leaving to go be with other girls who may need her.
Additionally, Freeform posted that Tyra Banks is not only a producer, but she is an executive producer along with Stephanie Allain, star of Dear White People. The film also has two writers, Stacey Harman from The Goldbergs and Cameron Fay from Brother Nature. Furthermore, with Steven K. Tsuchida as the director, this film is sure to succeed with such an all-star crew!
It was announced that the movie will be released during the 25 Days of Christmas, an annual Freeform tradition which consists of showing holiday films for the first 25 days of December. However, despite the holiday season during which it will be released, this movie does not seem to be holiday-themed at all.
Across the world, fans are anxiously awaiting the release of this sequel. Are you excited for Life Size 2? Let us know in the comments!
Samantha is a soon to be recent graduate from Fordham University. She is a communications major and creative writing minor. When she isn’t in school or working, she can be found watching Netflix, YouTube, or coming up with ideas for new TV shows.