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Moana: after the first trailer for Moana 2, the cast of the live-action Disney revealed

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun13,2024

Last month, Disney unveiled the first trailer for Moana 2. First images for the next adventures of Vaiana, Maui and Hei Hei, enough to make fans want to return to the cinemas. But before learning more about this sequel, Disney has just shared with us the casting of its live-action Moana

Moana: after the first trailer for Moana 2, the cast of the Disney live-action revealed ;lé

the cast of the live-action Vaiana revealed

Since 2019, the mention of a live-action adaptation for Vaianais making its way on the web. No surprise given Disney's strategy, which adapts almost all of its catalog of classic animated films into live action. Still scheduled for June 27, 2025, this live-action may still be postponed. Indeed, Disney could further push back the release date .

Vaiana: after the first trailer for Moana 2, the cast of the revered Disney live-action ;lé

But before knowing more about this potential reality, focus on the live-action casting. This Wednesday, Disney took a giant leap in the production of the film by announcing the name of the woman who will lend her features to the film. her heroine.And unfortunately for those who thought that Auli'i Cravalho, the voice actress for Vaiana in the animated film, would return to service here too, it ultimately turns out not to be the case.

Moana: after the first trailer for Moana 2, the cast of the live-action Disney revealed

As revealed by Disney is Catherine Laga'aia, 17, from Sydney, Australia, who will play Moana in the live-action adaptation. 

I “I'm very excited to play this character because Moana is one of my favorites,” said Ms. Laga'aia. “My grandfather is from Fa'aala, Palauli, Savai’i. And my grandmother is from Leulumoega Tuai, on the main island of 'Upolu, in South Africa. Samoa. I am honored to have the opportunity to celebrate Samoa and all the people of the Pacific Islands, and to represent girls who look like me.

The name of Laga'aia was not the only one shared by Disney, which took the opportunity to share those of the actors who will play Moana's family. /strong> Chief Tui, father of Moana and leader of Motunui, will be played as by John Tui when Sina, Moana's mother, will be played by Frankie Adams. Tala, the grandmother with a disastrous destiny, will be the one to take care of her. she played by Rena Owen. Obviously, Dwayne Johnson, producer of the film, will reprise his role as Maui.

Vaiana: after the first trailer of Moana 2, the cast of the live-action Disney revealed

He will officiate at The production alongside Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Beau Flynn and Lin-Manuel Miranda. This live-action adaptation of Moana will be directed by Thomas Kail, when the scenario is assured. by Jared Bush, original screenwriter of Moana, who will be supported by by Dana Ledoux Miller.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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