Disney has announced that production on the live action musical comedy Disenchanted, the sequel to the studio’s Oscar® nominated Enchanted, is underway, shooting in Ireland.
The sequel stars Academy Award®-nominated actress Amy Adams as the now married Giselle who’s living in Monroeville. Patrick Dempsey returns as Giselle’s husband, along with James Marsden’s dashing but daft Prince Edward and his wife, Idina Menzel’s Nancy Tremaine.
Joining the original cast are Maya Rudolph (as Malvina, Giselle’s new adversary in Monroeville), Kolton Stewart as Malvina’s son, Yvette Nicole Brown as Rosalyn, Jayma Mays as Ruby, Oscar Nunez as Edgar and Gabriella Baldacchino as Robert Philip’s now grown daughter, Morgan.
“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!”
The official synopsis is: 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.
The film will also feature new songs from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.
The kingdom loves new visitors! Let’s bring @YNB (Yvette Nicole Brown), Jayma Mays, @kolton_stewart and @OscarNunezLA too. Plus, we are SO excited to introduce @gabbaldacchino as Morgan!— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) May 17, 2021
Can’t wait for you to see #Disenchanted, coming to @DisneyPlus in 2022! -Amy & Adam pic.twitter.com/27ohIsm1PT