Disney’s live-action Moana film has received a release date amidst delays owing to the WGA strike.
Deadline reported on June 13 that Disney shifted positions of seevral upcoming movies on its release calendar due to incomplete screenplays and production delays due to the WGA strike. The new date for the live-action Moana is June 27, 2024; a week earlier from its previous July 2 date.
Dwayne Johnson will take on the roles of producer and lead actor in the live-action Moana film. Joining him as producers are Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions, as well as Beau Flynn from Flynn Picture Co.
Auli’i Cravalho, the original voice artist for Moana, will serve as an executive producer, alongside Scott Sheldon from Flynn Picture Co. Jared Bush and Samoan industry professional Dana Ledoux Miller are also involved in the production.
Thomas Kail, director of Broadway’s Hamilton, will helm the movie.
Who Plays Moana And Maui?
Auli’i Cravalho, voice of Moana in the original movie, confirmed that she will not be playing the live-action iteration of the character. She added that she “cannot wait to help find the next actress to portray Moana’s courageous spirit, undeniable wit and emotional strength”.
As confirmed in the official annoncement, Dwayne Johnson will be portraying the live-action Maui.
Disney’s Moana is set to release in theaters on June 27, 2025.