Disney Announces New Live-Action Princess Movie
The Walt Disney Company continues its tradition of transforming beloved animated themes into real-life forms. Disney has just announced a new, live-action Princess movie!
Live-Action Princess Movie
Director, Gurinder Chadha, known for Bend It Like Beckham, is currently developing the film. Set in India, it’s being produced as a musical!
ScreenRant reports that Pocahantas initiated a new era, during the Disney Renaissance. Films featuring more diverse characters were released as a result, including Mulan, Princess and the Frog‘s Tiana, Moana, and Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon.
Recently, Disney announced that a brand new, live-action princess would be introduced. Deadline shared that the studio had plans to develop a musical, featuring the character as its lead.
In addition to directing the film, Chadha is also co-writing the script with writing partner, Paul Mayeda Berges. Along with Bend it Like Beckham, the duo worked on Bride and Prejudice.
Although the musical’s plot has yet to be announced, sources say it will be, “inspired by a dynamic princess from Indian history.” Disney has added a new live-action princess to its lineup before.
Giselle from Enchanted and Disenchanted comes to mind. Back in 2018, Disney had plans to create a live-action princess movie called Sadé, set in Africa, although it’s currently stuck in development.
Screenrant reports that it’s possible the movie will take inspiration from Bollywood musicals. Adding to the speculation, Chadha has directed a Bollywood musical in the past.
The movie is currently untitled, but will undoubtedly tell a diverse story, made by this progressive filmmaker. Next on Disney’s princess movie docket is the animated film, Wish, featuring a Latina princess.
In addition, rumors are swirling that the company may also adapt The Princess and the Pea. There are so many exciting possibilities!
As always, MickeyBlog will keep you posted as news develops on all of Disney’s upcoming projects including the new, live-action princess movie!