Disney has given fans their first look at “Disenchanted,” the long-awaited sequel to the beloved 2007 fairytale comedy starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Idina Menzel.
On Tuesday, the streamer posted an image of Adams’ Giselle and Maya Rudolph, who Disney says will play a “new adversary” for the Princess of Andalucia.
The tweet too confirmed that the film will be released on Thanksgiving Day, a perfect opportunity for families who loved the first film to cuddle up on the couch together for the sequel.
Picking up 15 years after “Enchanted” ended, the sequel will follow Giselle as she “moves to the suburbs of Monroeville with Robert and their teenage daughter Morgan, where she must juggle the challenges that come with a new home and discover what is happy really means to her and her new family,” Disney said.
In addition to Adams, Dempsey, Marsden and Menzel, Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jayma Mays will join the cast. Adam Shankman (who directed 2007’s other musical hit, “Hairspray”) will helm, with Barry Josephson, Amy Adams and Barry Sonnenfeld producing.
“Enchanted” is a humorous take on the “Happily Ever After” concept with the story of Giselle, a kind-hearted young woman who falls in love with Prince Edward (Marsden) and all of his clueless bravado. But her evil mother, Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), intervenes by pushing Giselle into a portal leading to a decidedly different corner of the country: New York. Giselle must figure out how to navigate the real world with the help of a jaded divorce lawyer (Dempsey), her daughter, and the magical creatures that rush through the portal to save her or stop her from getting the kiss from his true love.
This is the first official yet released film. In March this year, fans got an unofficial glimpse of ‘Disenchanted’ when Dempsey and Adams were photographed filming in north London.