- Category: In Production
- Published: Monday, 17 May 2021 18:05
Amy Adams, Patrick Demsey, Idina Menzel and James Marsden reprise their roles in Disney's DISENCHANTED and the live action comedy sequel has begun production in Ireland for a 2022 premiere on Disney+.
Adam Shankman takes the helm with Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nichole Brown and Oscar Nunez joining the cast as well as newcomcomer Gabriella Baldacchino as Giselle and Robert's teenage daughter.
DISENCHANTED is set years later with the fairy tale princess settled down with Demsey's Robert in the suburbs with their teen daughter. Prince Edward is also a married man with Menzel's character Nancy. Did they live happily ever after? The sequel will no doubt have fun with that.
In the Disney announcement about the start of production, the release reveals the plot. The princess of Andalasia moves to the suburbs with the family, and the change brings new challenges that no doubt will be presented in song form, no doubt.
Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz will return to score the music. The duo earned three Academy Award® nominations for ENCHANTED.
Read the full press release below.
PRODUCTION BEGINS ON “DISENCHANTED” THE LIVE ACTION MUSICAL COMEDY SEQUEL TO THE STUDIO’S OSCAR® NOMINATED “ENCHANTED” DEBUTING EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ IN 2022
BURBANK, Calif. (May 17, 2021) – Production on Disney’s live action musical comedy “Disenchanted,” the sequel to the studio’s Oscar® nominated “Enchanted,” is underway. The film, directed by Adam Shankman (“Hairspray,” “The Wedding Planner”) and produced by Barry Josephson (“Enchanted,” TV’s “Bones”), Amy Adams (“Arrival,” “American Hustle”) and Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black,” “Addams Family Values”), is currently shooting in Ireland. “Disenchanted” will debut exclusively on Disney+ in 2022.
“Disenchanted” stars six time Academy Award®-nominated actress Amy Adams as the hopelessly romantic and eternally optimistic Giselle now married and living in Monroeville; Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Giselle’s husband, the cynical pragmatist Robert Philip; James Marsden (“X-Men”) as the dashing but daft Prince Edward from Andalasia; Idina Menzel (“Frozen”) as Nancy Tremaine, the former dress maker now married to Prince Edward; Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live”) as Malvina, Giselle’s new adversary in Monroeville; Kolton Stewart (Nickelodeon’s “Some Assembly Required”) as Malvina’s son; Yvette Nicole Brown (“Lady and the Tramp”) as Rosalyn; Jayma Mays (“Glee”) as Ruby; Oscar Nunez (“The Office”) as Edgar; and introduces Gabriella Baldacchino as Robert Philip’s now grown daughter, Morgan. Baldacchino, a 19-year-old from Glen Rock, New Jersey, makes her feature film debut in “Disenchanted.”
“Working again with Disney has been like coming home,” says director/producer Adam Shankman. “With Amy and this extraordinary cast, Alan and Stephen’s mind blowing new score, and Barry and Disney’s support, I just hope to bring magic and joy to audiences around the world.”
Producer Barry Josephson says, “I guess dreams do come true…producing ‘Enchanted’ was the most rewarding film experience I’ve ever had. I’m so excited for Adam Shankman to begin filming ‘Disenchanted.’ I want to thank everyone at Disney for supporting us all the way. Very special thanks to Amy Adams for deciding to play ‘Giselle,’ the character she created again! And we are so fortunate to have this incredible cast!”
“Disenchanted” features the much-anticipated return of Giselle, the princess from the fairy tale world of Andalasia banished to Manhattan who found her real Princess Charming in divorce lawyer Robert Philip. 15 years later, Giselle moves to the suburb of Monroeville with Robert and their teenage daughter Morgan, where she must juggle the challenges that come with a new home and discover what happily ever after truly means to her and her new family.
“Disenchanted” will feature new songs from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, whose work on “Enchanted” garnered three Academy Award® nominations.