The Princess of Genovia is back
The Princess of Genovia is back!
During an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last week, Anne Hathaway revealed that there is a script for a new The Princess Diaries film. It would follow the original movie from 2001, and 2004’s The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement — and it may include Julie Andrews, now 83, who famously played Queen Clarisse Renaldi, Hathaway’s character’s grandmother.
The mother of one continued, “It’s as important to us as it is to you, and we don’t want to deliver anything until it’s ready, but we’re working on it.”
Here’s everything we know:
There’s already a script
The 36-year-old actress confirmed to Cohen that there’s already a completed script for a potential third installment. “I want to do it,” she said.
“Debra Martin Chase, our producer, wants to do it. We all really want it to happen. It’s just we don’t want to unless it’s perfect because we love it just as much as you guys love it.”
Julie Andrews is game
According to Hathaway, “Julie wants to do it.” For Andrews, it would mark her return to the big screen following a small part in Dwayne Johnson’s 2010 family comedy Tooth Fairy. She’s lent her voice to a number of projects, most recently Aquaman, but has shied away from acting in movies. (She famously opted out of making a cameo in Mary Poppins Returns.)
It might be set in Manhattan
The original film starred Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis, an awkward teenager in San Francisco who is told she’s the heir to the Genovian throne after her father dies. The sequel introduced Chris Pine to the series as Mia’s love interest.
“I was with Anne Hathaway a couple of weeks ago, it looks like we want to do Princess Diaries 3 in Manhattan,” he said at the time. “Anne Hathaway is very pregnant, so we have to wait until she has the baby and then I think we’re going to do it.”
A Broadway musical?
Back in July 2017, Meg Cabot — who wrote The Princess Diaries book series — addressed rumors of a possible third film in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“Actually, the one thing I’m really hoping for is a musical, so I hope we have a Broadway musical … obviously, somebody has to write the music and lyrics, and I’m not gonna do that because that’s not where my talents lie,” she said. “So, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that someday we’re gonna get one of those. That would be so fun.