Deadline is reporting that Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown & Jayma Mays are joining the cast of Disney’s upcoming “Disenchanted” film for Disney+. The movie is a sequel to 2007’s live-action “Enchanted.”
Giselle (Amy Adams), Robert (Patrick Dempsey), Prince Edward (James Marsden), and Nancy Tremaine (Idina Menzel) are all set to return in the follow-up film.
The sequel will reportedly see Giselle, Robert, and Morgan moving to a new house in the suburbs, overseen by Malvina Monroe, the main villain of the film. After problems begin to arise, Giselle makes a wish to transform their lives into a perfect fairytale. However, the spell backfires dramatically and puts Giselle in a rush against the clock to save both her family and her Kingdom of Andalasia before the clock strikes midnight.
Last week, we also learned that Snow White’s seven dwarfs- Grumpy, Happy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Bashful, and Doc- will play a pivotal role in the film including a musical number.
Rudolph is best known for her longtime run on SNL. Other acting credits include the Netflix movie Hubie Halloween, Inherent Vice, The Way Way Back, Bridesmaids, and Away We Go.
Brown played Shirley Bennett in 99 episodes of NBC’s comedy series Community. She also currently stars on Disney+ series Big Shot opposite John Stamos.
Mays played Emma Pillsbury across 82 episodes of Glee, and starred on TV’s Trial & Error, and on NBC’s Heroes as Charlie Andrews.
Adam Shankman (Hairspray) is set to direct. Brigette Hales is attached as a writer. Also returning are Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz to write new songs for the film.
Filming is set to begin this summer in Ireland and should wrap in August. A release date has not been set yet, but “Disenchanted” will most likely premiere in 2022 on Disney+.