Disney Eyes 'Hairspray' 's Adam Shankman to Direct 'Enchanted' Sequel

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Rejoice Enchanted fans! Disney is eyeing Adam Shankman to direct the sequel for the 2007 Disney smash that made actress Amy Adams a household name.

The film, Disenchanted, has been in development since early 2010, according to the film’s IMDb page.

Amy Adams starred as Giselle in the original film, who was about to marry a prince (James Marsden) when she’s sent away from the animated kingdom of Andalasia and unceremoniously lands in New York City. There, she meets and falls in love with a lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) and befriends his young daughter (Rachel Covey).

The cast also featured Idina Menzel, Susan Sarandon and Timothy Spall. The new story is said to take place 10 years after Enchanted, as Giselle questions her happily ever after and accidentally triggers events that make everyone’s lives turn upside down in both the real world and Andalasia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Adams is expected to return for the sequel and Disney is said to begin production by summer 2017.

Enchanted featured hit songs by legendary composer Alan Menken such as “That’s How You Know” and “Happy Working Song,” which were both nominated for Best Original Songs at the 2008 Academy Awards. The film went on to gross more than $340 million at the worldwide box office.

Shankman has a long history of directing musicals, bringing Hairspray with John Travolta and Zac Efron to the big screen in 2007 along with 2012’s Rock of Ages, which starred Tom Cruise.

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