Production on Disney's Disenchanted Begins in Ireland

 May 17, 2021 04:30 PM EST
Production on Disney's Disenchanted Begins in Ireland

Production on Disney's live-action musical comedy "Disenchanted," the sequel to the studio's Oscar® nominated "Enchanted," is underway in Ireland. The film will be 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").

"Working again with Disney has been like coming home. 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," said Shankman.

Producer Barry Josephson said, "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" 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 dressmaker 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."

The film will feature new songs from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, whose work on "Enchanted" garnered three Academy Award® nominations.

"Disenchanted" is slated for an exclusive Disney+ debut in 2022.



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