Back in November, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Disney is working on a new installment of “The Princess Diaries,” which sources say is a continuation of the Anne Hathaway-led series of films rather than a reboot.
Hathaway is reportedly not attached to the project yet, however, the hope is the actress will return should the potential new film move forward.
Daniel RPK, an industry insider, is reporting that the upcoming third installment of the franchise will portray Anne Hathaway’s character, Mia Thermopolis, from the first two movies, as the Queen of the fictional European kingdom of Genovia.
Furthermore, the movie will introduce a new princess character who, as per Daniel RPK, will be of mixed-race heritage. Additionally, he reveals that Disney is currently considering Zendaya for the part.
It’s important to note that if Zendaya is actually being considered for the role, it does not guarantee her acceptance if discussions are taking place.
As always, since nothing has been confirmed by Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
It’s believed that Debra Martin Chase, who produced the first two Princess Diaries, is producing the new film. Melissa Stack, the screenwriter behind the Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman and the 2020 Disney+ feature Godmothered, is executive producing.
No other details, including a release date, have been revealed at this time.
Source: Daniel RPK