Life-Size 2

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Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve
Life-Size 2, final poster.jpg
Final promotional poster
Based onCharacters created by Stephanie Moore
Written by
  • Cameron Fay
  • Stacey Harman
Directed bySteven Tsuchida
Starring
Composer(s)Germaine Franco
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
CinematographyRichard Vialet
Editor(s)Elisa Cohen
Running time81 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkFreeform
Original releaseDecember 2, 2018 (2018-12-02)
Chronology
Preceded byLife-Size

Life-Size 2, also known as Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve, is a 2018 American fantasy-comedy television film directed by Steven Tsuchida and starring Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa.[1][2] It is the sequel to Life-Size starring Banks and Lindsay Lohan, which originally premiered in 2000 on ABC as part of The Wonderful World of Disney.[3]

The sequel was produced by Roger M. Bobb and Angi Bones. It premiered during Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas, on December 2, 2018.[4]

Plot[edit]

Grace, the young CEO of Marathon Toys, is in the middle of a quarter-life crisis as she struggles with her job. With the help of her young neighbor, Grace's old doll magically awakens to help get Grace back on track.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In November 2012, it was announced that Disney Channel was developing a sequel to Life-Size.[5] In September 2015, Tyra Banks told Hollywood Life that a script was being worked on, and hoped to have the film released around Christmas of 2016.[6] In April 2017, it was announced that the sequel had been greenlit, for a planned debut on Freeform in December 2018.[7]

Casting[edit]

In July 2018, it was revealed that Francia Raisa had been cast as Banks's costar, with Gavin Stenhouse, Shanica Knowles, Hank Chen, and Alison Fernandez rounding out the cast.[8][3] Lindsay Lohan, who starred in the original Life-Size, was not available to film scenes because of Lohan's prior commitments to her new MTV reality show, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club. Banks, when asked if Lohan would have any screen time in the sequel, revealed, "There's something beautiful we do with Lindsay in this movie that'll speak to die-hard fans."[9]

Filming[edit]

The movie was entirely filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.[10]

Reception[edit]

Life-Size 2 drew 1.26 million viewers, with a 0.66 rating in adults 18–34.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrea Park (July 10, 2018). "Tyra Banks announces "Life-Size 2" without Lindsay Lohan". CBS News. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Cole Delbyck (July 11, 2018). "Tyra Banks Shares First Look At 'Life Size 2' Without Lindsay Lohan". HuffPost. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Joey Nolfi (July 9, 2018). "Tyra Banks reveals Francia Raisa as her costar, more 'Life-Size 2' plot details". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Joey Nolfi (October 12, 2018). "Tyra Banks reveals Life-Size 2 premiere date". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Hillary Busis (November 26, 2012). "Shine bright, shine far! Disney plans a sequel to Tyra Banks/Lindsay Lohan flick 'Life-Size'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tyra Banks: Life-Size 2 Is Happening, and There Are Script Reads to Prove It". Vulture. September 9, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister (April 19, 2017). "'Life-Size' Sequel Movie Starring Tyra Banks Officially Greenlit at Freeform". Variety. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  8. ^ Denise Petski (July 9, 2018). "Francia Raisa To Co-Star Opposite Tyra Banks In 'Life Size 2' On Freeform". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  9. ^ Joey Nolfi (October 4, 2018). "Tyra Banks reveals 'something beautiful' happens with Lindsay Lohan in Life-Size 2". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  10. ^ BUILD Series (November 29, 2018). "Tyra Banks Dishes Freeform's Life-Size 2". YouTube. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  11. ^ Mitch Metcalf (December 4, 2018). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.2.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 16, 2018.

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