After an 18-year hiatus, Disney is finally revisiting “The Princess Diaries.” Writer Aadrita Mukerji (“Reacher”) is already attached to tackle the script. This third installment will be a continuation, not a reboot, of the first two films. Both of the original films were directed by Garry Marshall and starred Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.
Based on a Meg Cabot novel, “The Princess Diaries” came out in 2001. It tells the story of an awkward American teenager (Hathaway) who learns she is heir to the throne of Genovia, a European kingdom. We follow her through her struggles to fit into royal society while also dealing with just being a teenager. The cast also boasted Dame Julie Andrews, and earned $165.3 million globally. Both stars returned for the 2004 sequel “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.” Which was another hit, bringing in $134.7 million globally.
Hathaway isn’t confirmed to return yet, but she has publicly supported the project since it was first teased in 2019. Many hope she will return once the film is more fleshed out. Debra Martin Chase, who produced the first two films, is involved as well. Melissa Stack, who wrote the 2014 comedy “The Other Woman” starring Cameron Diaz, is executive producing.
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