The film joins a long list of the studio's reimaginings of classic fairy-tale stories

By Tim Nudd
Updated July 07, 2015 09:45 AM
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Prince Charming is moving from love interest to leading man.

The classic character, who played supporting roles in animated Disney fairy tales such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, will headline his very own Prince Charming live-action comedy from the studio, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Matt Fogel wrote the script, and Mandeville Films and Tripp Vinson will produce the film.

Variety says the story is actually told from the point of view of Prince Charming’s brother, who never lived up to the family name.

There has been no casting news for the movie yet, though presumably there would be no shortage of hunky young Hollywood actors lining up for the part.

Disney has had great success with live-action reboots of classic fairy tales, including Maleficent with Angelina Jolie and Cinderella with Lily James.

Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden played Prince Charming opposite James’s title character in Cinderella.

The studio is also working on other live-action fairy tales, including Beauty and the Beast – starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans – as well as Pinocchio, Mulan, The Jungle Book and Dumbo.