Last December, Disney teased fans of the 2007 fairytale-reality mash up Enchanted with news of a sequel. According to IMDb, Disenchanted is to unravel ten years after Giselle settled happily ever after in New York.
Beautiful, optimistic Giselle begins to feel discontent and unsure of her happiness in this new movie, which begins igniting chaos in both the fictional animated world of Andalasia and reality.
Disenchanted is set to bring back Amy Adams as Giselle, James Marsden as the hilarious Prince Edward, and Frozen star Idina Menzel as fantasy-loving Nancy.
Patrick Dempsey is also returning to play Robert Phillips, the gobsmacked voice of reality that baffled Giselle in the first movie, as she sang his apartment clean with a chorus of rodents and made (top notch) dresses from his curtains.
Alan Menken, who wrote the movie’s music, revealed in an interview with Empire magazine that the talented Adam Shankman, director of the 2007 musical film Hairspray, has been recruited to direct this sequel.
Shooting has apparently begun through a storm from the Irish media, who caught wind that Disney could be filming Disenchanted on the Emerald Isle. A casting call for trained dancers in Ireland “to play characters ranging from 18 to years” was issued from The Walt Disney Studios, emphasising that “strong tap dance skills are a plus”.
Amy Adams has a history of acting on Irish soil, through starring in roles such as Anna Brady in Leap Year. In this 2010 movie, Adams assumed the character of an American lady trying to propose to her boyfriend, but who, ironically, accidentally gets involved with the Irish innkeeper (Matthew Goode) she hires to help her do so. Classic!
Hopefully the sequel, Disenchanted, will be as chock-full of dancing, singing, and insanely big costumes as the original charming Enchanted. The anticipated movie is reportedly set to premiere on Disney+ in the near future, although no formal release date has yet been stated by the makers.
Words by Emma Monaghan
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