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Shine Bright, Shine Far — ‘Life-Size 2’ Has a Premiere Date

Prepare to feel nostalgic this holiday season, because Life-Size 2 will premiere Dec. 2 on Freeform. 

It’s been 18 years since the first Disney Channel film — which featured Tyra Banks as a Barbie doll come to life, and Lindsey Lohan as a young girl still grieving the loss of her mother — so it’s safe to say fans are excited for the sequel. 

Banks announced the date on Friday in a tweet, with the caption referencing lyrics to “Be A Star” from the first film, “Are you ready to shine brighter and farther?” She also included a look at Life-Size 2‘s first poster.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie will follow a 25-year-old CEO named Grace (played by grown-ish‘s Francia Raisa) who inherits the toy company that produced Eve, who returns to help Grace navigate a quarter-life crisis.

Lohan won’t be returning to the sequel due to production conflicts with her upcoming MTV reality show. However, Banks told EW that the film will feature “something beautiful” relating to Lohan’s character of Casey Stuart. 

“[It will] speak to die-hard fans,” Banks said. “I can’t say how, but you will see something.”

Regarding Lohan’s absence, Banks added, “It’s normal to have comfort, particularly with what you know, and the unknown is kind of fearful and kind of scary. [But] when [fans] see this movie, they’re going to be like, ‘Woah, this is a really good movie!”

Check out a few first look photos from the film here.

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