After many delays, supermodel-turned-actress Tyra Banks finally announced that filming of the much-anticipated “Life-Size 2” is finally underway, and actress Francia Raisa will be co-starring the sequel.
Banks is set to reprise her role as Eve (something like Barbie), a doll who becomes a “life-size” living woman after her owner, Casey (played by a young Lindsay Lohan) accidentally conjures her to life.
However, it has been reported that Lohan will not be returning for the sequel. Instead, Raisa will be starring opposite Banks as the new lead.
Raisa will play Grace Manning, she is described as “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.”
“Grace is also a hot mess in the middle of her quarter-life crisis and realising 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.”
Thus, that is when Eve magically comes to life again to help Grace sort out her life problems, and along the way, Eve herself will also experience the ups and downs of real life.
Raisa who is famously known for donating her kidney to her best friend Selena Gomez, has an impressive acting resume that includes roles on “Bring It On: All or Nothing”, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Grown-ish”.
Also joining the cast would be Gavin Stenhouse as Grace’s love interest, Calum; Shanica Knowles and Hank Chen as Grace’s friends Tahlia and Brendan; and Alison Fernandez as Lex, Grace’s young neighbour.
“Life-Size 2” will debut in December 2018 on American network Freeform during its “25 Days of Christmas” programming month.