Disney has a pretty significant number of sequels, prequels, and reboots of its iconic franchises in the pipeline, both for theaters and for the Disney+ streaming service. One of the most anticipated among them might be Disenchanted, the long-awaited follow-up to 2007's live-action/animated hybrid Enchanted. Now that new and returning cast members have been announced, it looks like production on the project is almost underway — and director Adam Shankman just shared an impressive behind-the-scenes look. The photo, which you can check out below, shows 75 dancers set to work on the movie, who have been "[rehearsing] their masked faces off" to prepare for the project. As Shankman put it, he "can't wait to share their beautiful work."
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Disenchanted will return to the story of Giselle (Amy Adams), 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. Maya 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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