Walt Disney Pictures is now working on the third instalment of the wildly successful coming-of-age comedy series The Princess Diaries. Aadrita Mukerji, who has written for television series like Supergirl and Reacher, is currently working on a new instalment.
According to sources, the new project is not a reboot but rather a continuation of the Anne Hathaway-starring movie series. Casting for Hathaway has not yet been determined. The Oscar winner has previously made it known that, should the potential threequel get past the script stage, she will return to the Genovian universe.
Princess Diaries 3 will not be reboot
In the 2001 film adaptation of The Princess Diaries, Anne Hathaway played Mia Thermopolis, an American teen who discovers she is the rightful princess to Genovia, a mythical European monarchy. Veteran actress Julie Andrews also appeared in it as Clarisse Renaldi, the regent of Genovia and Mia’s grandmother.
Based loosely on Meg Cabot’s book, the movie was a box office success, taking in a total of USD 165.3 million worldwide. Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, released in 2004, raised USD 134.7 million worldwide. Hathaway and Andrews reprised their roles. Garry Marshall, a late filmmaker, was the director of both films.
Debra Martin Chase, the producer behind the first two Princess Diaries films, is also backing the upcoming part. Melissa Stack, known for the Cameron Diaz-starrer comedy The Other Woman, is attached as executive producer on the movie.