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It has been over a decade since the world fell in love with the endearing Princess Giselle, played by Amy Adams, in the musical fantasy film “Enchanted.” Following a series of exciting news on the long-awaited sequel, headed by Amy’s reprisal of her character, it’s safe to say that “Disenchanted” is well worth the wait.
Released in 2007, “Enchanted” is a classic Walt Disney Pictures’ romantic comedy that follows the story of a princess from an animated kingdom searching for her prince in the busy streets of New York City.
Starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Timothy Spall, and Susan Sarandon, the film is a veritable hit. Its comical portrayal of Disney’s adorably naive princesses, dashing princes, and evil queens quickly captivated its audience.
Through brilliant writing and the musical prowess of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, “Enchanted” established itself as an indelible crowd-favorite. Amy Adams, likewise, became the apple of the public eye. For her seamless and heart-tugging performance, Amy gained recognition – raking in nominations for her role as Princess Giselle of Andalasia and bagging the Saturn Award for “Best Actress.”
Following the success of the Disney film, the award-winning actress kicked off her glass slippers and slipped on numerous lauded roles. Among the pieces that grace her portfolio are “Sunshine Cleaning,” “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” “Julie & Julia,” “The Fighter,” “Leap Year,” “On the Road,” “American Hustle,” “Her,” “Big Eyes,” and “Arrival.”
Amy Adams has also gained recognition for her role as Lois Lane in the Justice League cinematic franchise. Her upcoming work includes “Dear Evan Hansen,” the TV mini-series “Kings of America,” and the highly-anticipated “Disenchanted.”
Announced last December 2020 by Walt Disney Pictures, “Disenchanted” will be directed by Adam Shankman and produced by Amy Adams, Barry Josephson, and Barry Sonnenfeld. Under their direction, the sequel is set to pick up the story a decade from the final frame of the first movie.
Its logline provides, “ten years after her Happily Ever, Giselle questions her happiness, inadvertently turning the lives of those in the real world and Andalasia upside down in the process.”
Since it was first revealed, fans had already been at the edge of their seats. With recent developments, they’re now in danger of falling off.
Apart from Amy Adams’ role reprisal, the production team has also revealed the return of Patrick Dempsey as Giselle’s true love Robert, James Marsden as the charming Prince Edward, and Idina Menzel as Robert’s former girlfriend and Prince Edward’s partner Nancy Tremaine.
Alongside this star-studded cast, Maya Rudolph, Jayma Mays, and Yvette Nicole Brown are also hinted to have joined the production. They allegedly will be reigniting the evil trails of the “Enchanted” villain played by Susan Sarandon and wreak havoc on an otherwise dreamy plot.
With all these names, it is understandable to be giddy with excitement. However, as the pandemic persists, the release date is yet to be announced, and further details of the filming process are kept under wraps. At present, the only thing confirmed is the movie’s premiere on Disney+.