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Australian teen chosen for lead role in Disney’s live-action of ‘Moana’

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Walt Disney announced Wednesday that a teen from Australia will play the lead role in the upcoming live-action of “Moana.” Catherine Laga’aia will join Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who reprises his role as Maui, the larger-than-life demigod. “I’m really excited to embrace this character because Moana is one of my favorites,” said the 17-year-old who hails from Sydney, Australia. “My grandfather comes from Fa’aala, Palauli, in Savai’i. And my grandmother is from Leulumoega Tuai on the main island of ‘Upolu in Samoa. I’m honored to have an...

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