A couple of years ago, it was revealed that Disney was in the early development of a new instalment in the “The Princess Diaries” franchise, and now according to THR, Aadrita Mukerji is going to be writing the script. She has previously written “Supergirl”, “Scorpion”, and “Reacher”. And it is going to be produced by Debra Martin Chase, who also produced the two previous “Princess Diaries” films. Melissa Stack, who previously worked on the 2020 Disney+ feature Godmothered, will be executive producing the film.
In the original film, teenager Mia Thermopolis, played by Anne Hathaway, who is just surviving each school day finds out some shocking news about the death of her long-absent father, and discovers that he was the prince of Genovia, making her a real-life princess. So begins a comical transformation towards poise and princess-ness, including a media storm, jealous schoolmates and a plot to take over her country. Some flashing lights sequences or patterns may affect photosensitive viewers.
The first film was released in 2001 and was followed up by the second film in 2004. Both of which, are available on Disney+.
This new film will be a continuation of the series, rather than a reboot. It’s not known if this will be a theatrical release or will be released directly to Disney+.
Anne Hathaway doesn’t currently have a deal to return for this new film, but she has publicly stated her support for a third instalment.
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