After fifteen years, Disney is diving back into the world of Enchanted, with the long-awaited sequel Disenchanted set to arrive on Disney+ later this fall. The film will see Amy Adams' Giselle thrown into another new fairy tale-inspired adventure — and will pit her against a new villain in the form of Malvina Monroe, played by Maya Rudolph. The film's first trailer hinted that Malvina will be a housewife in the new neighborhood that Giselle and her family move into, which complicates things once Giselle wishes for everything to be like a fairy tale once again. As Rudolph teased during the film's presentation at this month's D23 Expo, "it was really fun" getting to step into the role — even if it had some complications.
"It's not easy being mean to Amy Adams," Rudolph joked.
Disenchanted will return to the story of Giselle, the animated princess who found her way into the live-action world of New York City. While plot details are essentially unknown, we do know that Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Idina Menzel are also returning for the film. Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jayma Mays have all been cast as the film's villains, and Gabriella Baldacchino has been cast as the older version of Morgan Philip, the daughter of Dempsey's character from the original film.
"I've been talking to director [Adam Shankman]," Dempsey explained in a recent interview. "The story is getting better and better. There's a great cast coming together. And the musical numbers, I get to sing and dance. To work with everybody again after 14 years is just really exciting. We need some escapism right now. We need those romantic comedies and those musicals to get people out of the doldrums that we're in."
"Every year they were like, 'We're going to do this. It's going to get done,' but then no one could agree on the script," Dempsey added. "It's such an important film for them and it's a satire. It's not a typical Disney movie. It's kind of off-brand a little bit. Yet we give honor to all of those Disney movies that have come before and they finally now have figured it out. And we're old enough, so it's like a midlife crisis movie."
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