According to insiders, the next Disney picture by Aadrita Mukerji is not a reboot but rather a continuation of the Anne Hathaway-starring series of films.
Hathaway has publicly stated her support for a third instalment but does not currently have a contract to do so; nonetheless, it is hoped that she will if the potential new film past the script stage.
In the 2001 film The Princess Diaries, Hathaway played a teenage American girl who discovers she is the Genovian kingdom’s heir apparent. The film, which featured Julie Andrews and was based on a Meg Cabot novel, was a box office success, grossing $165.3 million worldwide.
Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which grossed $134.7 million worldwide in 2004, saw Hathaway return. Both films were directed by the late filmmaker Garry Marshall, and they are still important pieces of popular culture.
The new film is being produced by Debra Martin Chase, who also worked on the original two Princess Diaries. Executive producing is Melissa Stack, who also wrote the 2020 Disney+ film Godmothered and the Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman.
Mukerji, a screenwriter, is a veteran of the television industry, having contributed to Quantum Leap, Supergirl, Scorpion, and Reacher.
TFC Management and Felzer Toczek represent Mukerji. Del Shaw and CAA represent Chase. CAA, Kaplan/Perrone, and Hanson Jacobson are Stack’s agents.