After taking a moment away from the spotlight to become a mother, Tyra Banks is back and firing from all cylinders.
Taking to Twitter, the 43-year-old sent the net into a frenzy with the following news…
One word: LIFESIZE
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) April 19, 2017
Variety followed with additional details.
‘Life-Size 2’ has been officially commissioned by Freeform, the sister network of the Disney Channel, which along with ABC, was home to the original 2000 telepic.
The news comes after a lengthy period of negotiations and development dating back to 2015, when Banks said of the sequel:
“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.
So what will ‘Life-Size 2’ be about?
Well, Banks will reprise her revered role as Eve – a doll that comes to life.
This go round though, she’s all grown up and magically woken to help a young woman learn to live and love again. As the story progresses, Eve herself experiences the highs and lows of real life in a narrative described by the network as a “fun, edgy, modern Christmas movie.”
Further news on the cast has yet to be divulged, however it appears Lindsay Lohan will not feature. For when asked about the story during the development stage, Banks told reporters:
“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.”
With Lohan’s role being the “young person” from 17 years ago, it’s unlikely she’s aboard. Still, anything can happen.
In any case, the movie will air on Freeform in December 2018 and forms part of the network’s popular ’25 Days of Christmas’ programming slate.
Ever of her entrepreneurial hustle, Banks will also serve as executive producer on ‘Life-Size 2.’ Cha-Ching!