Production Begins on “Enchanted” Sequel “Disenchanted”, Plot Details Revealed
Five years after being announced, production on Disenchanted, the sequel to Disney’s Enchanted, has begun. The film is shooting in Ireland and will debut exclusively on Disney+ in 2022. Amy Adams is returning in the lead role of Giselle, as well as producing. Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld are returning as producers. Adam Shankman (Hairspray, The Wedding Planner) is directing. Composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz are back to write new songs for the musical.
Also returning to the cast is Patrick Dempsey as Giselle’s husband, the cynical pragmatist Robert Philip; James Marsden as the dashing but daft Prince Edward from Andalasia;and Idina Menzel as Nancy Tremaine, the former dressmaker now married to Prince Edward. Maya Rudolph will be playing Malvina, the film’s villain, and Kolton Stewart will be playing her son. Also among the cast are Yvette Nicole Brown as Rosalyn, Jayma Mays as Ruby, Oscar Nunez as Edgar, and Gabriella Baldacchino as Robert’s teenage daughter, Morgan. This is 19-year-old Baldacchino’s feature film debut. The seven dwarfs will also reportedly make an appearance.
“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!”
Disenchanted features the much-anticipated return of Giselle, the princess from the fairy tale world of Andalasia banished to Manhattan who found her real Princess Charming in divorce lawyer Robert Philip. 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.