Tyra Banks is returning for a sequel of her hit TV movie, “Life-Size.” “Life-Size 2” has been greenlit by Freeform, sister network of the Disney Channel, which along with ABC, was home to the original 2000 flick.
News of “Life-Size 2” heading to Freeform comes after long-gestating speculation that a second movie with Banks was in the works, as first back in late 2015 when the “Life-Size” sequel was in development at Disney Channel. At that time, Banks said,
“There is no one else that can play Eve but me, thank you very much! I’m just joking with you, but yes, I am going to be Eve.
In “Life-Size 2,” Banks will reprise her iconic role as a doll that comes to life, but in the sequel, everyone’s favorite doll, Eve, has grown up. This time, she’s magically awoken to help a young woman learn to live and love again, and along the way, Eve herself will experience the ups and downs of real life in the telepic that’s described by the network as a “fun, edgy, modern Christmas movie.” The movie will air on Freeform in December 2018, as part of the network’s popular “25 Days of Christmas” programming month.
No further casting has been announced for “Life-Size 2.” The original movie starred a young Lindsay Lohan. Back in 2015 when Banks was developed the sequel at Disney Channel, she suggested that Lohan would not return to another movie, saying, “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.”
Banks will also serve as executive producer on “Life-Size 2.” The project is the latest in the model-turned-media-mogul’s busy schedule from becoming the new host of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” this summer, in addition to returning to host “America’s Next Top Model” on VH1.