Who knew Disney had a thing for princess stories? Jokes aside, it looks like Disney is hoping to revive the popular The Princess Diaries franchise as they have attached Supergirl and Reacher‘s Aadrita Mukerji to write a script that would act as a continuation of the 2004 film Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. It should be noted that Anne Hathaway is not attached yet but she has been open to potentially returning one day in the past. If Disney approves of a script and finds a director, we might see her return to the role.
The original was first released in 2001 and explored the story of an unassuming teenager from the States that ends up being the heir of a fictional European kingdom known as Genovia. The film was based on a novel by Meg Cabot and was quite a box-office hit at the time. Its sequel didn’t bring in as much as the first but remained just as much a pop culture favorite for years. Debra Martin Chase is back to produce the film, as she did with the first two entries with Godmothered and The Other Woman screenwriter Melissa Stack set to executive produce.
The original two films were directed by the late Garry Mashall, who sadly passed away in 2016. He famously went on to direct the unofficial holiday trilogy, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and Mother’s Day. It’s still too early to say if a third film will be made but Disney isn’t a stranger to reviving classic franchises, as they did recently with Hocus Pocus 2 and even going on to revive some of their newly acquired 20th Century projects. So, we’ll see how long it takes for them to move forward with the project.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter