Auli’i Cravalho Announces She Will Not Be Returning as Moana in Live-Action Remake

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Auli’i Cravalho Announces She Will Not Be Returning as Moana in Live-Action Remake

Auli’i Cravalho took to Instagram to share an update regarding her role in the newly announced live-action remake of Moana. In her recent post, she revealed that she would not be returning to portray the beloved character.

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“When I was cast as Moana at 14, it wonderfully changed my life and started my career,” the now 22-year-old said. “In this live-action retelling, I will not be reprising the role. I believe it is absolutely vital that casting accurately represents the characters and stories we want to tell.”

“I can’t wait to find the next actress to portray Moana’s courageous spirit, undeniable wit, and emotional strength,” Cravalho said.


“I’m truly honored to pass this baton to the next woman of Pacific Island descent to honor our incredible Pacific peoples, cultures, and communities that help inspire her story, and I look forward to all the beautiful Pacific representation to come. Mahalo.”

She will however be an executive producer on the film.

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Auli’i Cravalho Announces She Will Not Be Returning as Moana in Live-Action Remake

Disney’s Live-Action Moana Movie

The live-action film will be produced by Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions, and Beau Flynn via Flynn Picture Co. Scott Sheldo will executive produce the film alongside Cravalho. Jared Bush and Samoan industry leader Dana Ledoux Miller will be involved in production as well.


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