Amy Adams Expected To Reprise Her 'Enchanted' Role In New Disney Sequel, 20 Things You Didn't Know About The Original Movie

Jeffrey Totey

Actress Amy Adams is expected to reprise one of her most iconic roles, Giselle, in an upcoming sequel to Enchanted. Disney has toyed with the idea of a sequel to the 2007 movie since 2010 with Anne Fletcher attached to direct the film, but today the Hollywood Reporter has revealed the plans are well underway, securing director Adam Shankman to helm Disenchanted with hopes of starting the filming of the project in summer of 2017.

Kevin Lima directed and Amy Adams starred in Enchanted, a tale about a princess who is tricked into falling into a portal that leads from the animated land of Andalasia to the underground sewer of real-life New York City. Adams became a household name with the bubbly role in the fish-out-of-water comedy. Enchanted also starred Patrick Dempsey as Robert Philip, who played a divorce lawyer engaged to marry Nancy Tremaine (played by Idina Menzel) but finds out that she really isn't his true love. While lost in New York City, Giselle's Prince Edward (James Marsden) comes to the real world looking to save her. Meanwhile, Edward's evil stepmother, Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), does what she can to stop him.

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As the original, Disenchanted will also be a musical and Shankman knows a thing or two about musicals as he has directed the big screen versions of both Hairspray and Rock of Ages. He also has some ties with Disney directing three previous Disney films: Bringing Down the House (with Steve Martin and Queen Latifah), The Pacifier (with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and Bedtime Stories (with Adam Sandler).

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