The 38-year-old model-turned-businesswoman starred in the film back in 2000, playing a doll who magically comes to life when a lonely young girl (played by Lindsay Lohan) casts a spell on her. Disney has confirmed that a sequel to the film is currently in development, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The company also confirmed that Banks will be executive-producing the film, as well as recording a new version of her previous hit for the movie “Be a Star.” Banks also seemed to confirm the news in a subtle a message from her Twitter account. On Monday afternoon, she wrote, “Shine bright, Shine far, Don't be shy, Be a star...AGAIN!!!”
If all goes according to schedule, the movie will be released in 2013 and will mark the second time this year that Banks has collaborated with the Disney Channel. Back in March, Banks made a guest appearance on the teen series “Shake It Up,” where she played a bespectacled librarian named Ms. Burke.
As for Banks’ former co-star Lindsay Lohan, there has been no news so far indicating whether the former “Parent Trap” star would reprise her role as Casey Stuart. Lohan has had a busy year with hospital trips, car accidents and family drama of her own. Lohan also picked up some new acting gigs, starring in the Bret Easton Ellis indie thriller “The Canyons,” alongside male porn star James Deen.
But the film that perhaps garnered the most anticipation for Lohan this year was the Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick,” in which she starred as Elizabeth Taylor. The made-for-TV movie debuted on Lifetime on Sunday night but received mostly chilly reviews from critics.