The Princess Diaries is an American coming-of-age comedy movie that came out in 2001. It was made by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Garry Marshall. The movie is loosely based on Meg Cabot’s 2000 young adult book of the same name. It was written by Gina Wendkos and stars Anne Hathaway (in her first feature film) and Julie Andrews.
Héctor Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall, and Robert Schwartzman also play supporting roles. The movie is about a shy American teen named Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway) who finds out she is the heir to the throne of a European kingdom.
Mia is being taught by her estranged grandmother, the queen of the kingdom (Andrews), how to decide if she wants to take the throne she has inherited or give it up for good.
The movie came out on August 3, 2001, and made more than $165 million worldwide, which was a surprise. The plot and themes of the movie got mixed reviews, but critics praised Hathaway’s performance a lot. The Princess Diaries was one of the most profitable movies of 2001, which went against what the industry thought it would do because of its G rating and subject matter.
The success of the movie is said to have made Hathaway a bankable actress and brought back Andrews’ film career. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which came out in 2004, was just as popular. A third installment is being made right now.
The Princess Diaries 3 Release Date
The script is still being written, so the movie won’t be in theatres for a while.
“I’m getting awfully old and crotchety. I’m not sure if it’s the right timing, but I think to work with Annie [Hathaway] would be lovely again. And yeah, sure I would be up for it.” – @JulieAndrews on a potential “Princess Diary 3” movie. pic.twitter.com/0qY07FlFMi
— The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) April 27, 2020
We might anticipate seeing Princess Diaries 3 in theatres in ’24, most likely in the second half of that year, if production starts in ’23.
The Princess Diaries 3 Cast
The cast has not yet been announced because production on the film has just begun. This leaves us in the dark regarding the return of the original cast. Julie Andrews has already stated that she will not reprise her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi, so we can rest assured that she will not reprise the role.
As part of the festivities commemorating her AFI Life Achievement Award, she gave an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in which she stated, “It seems too late to try it now. In my particular case, that time period is too distant to revisit. It’s a good idea, but I doubt it will ever be realized.”
Anne Hathaway revealed in a 2019 episode of Watch What Happens Live that a draught for a third film in the franchise existed, and she had previously expressed interest in returning. However, she recently stated on Entertainment Tonight that she was “pushing for it” and “would more than entertain it.”
“I believe we could pull it off if only Julie Andrews were on board. She explained that a green screen would be set up wherever she was and that we would make it happen.
The new ‘Princess Diaries Movie is in the Works at Disney!
The world of The Princess Diaries will be revisited by Disney. Disney has hired Aadrita Mukerji to pen the script for what is being described as a continuation of the Anne Hathaway-led film series rather than a reboot.
According to insiders, Hathaway is not contractually obligated to return for a third installment, but she has expressed interest in returning if the project advances beyond the script stage.
In The Princess Diaries, released in 2001, Hathaway played the lead role of a young American woman who discovers she is the rightful heir to the throne of the fictional European monarchy of Genovia.
The film adaptation of Meg Cabot’s novel was a huge financial success, grossing $165.3 million worldwide thanks in large part to the presence of Julie Andrews in the lead role. Princess Diaries 2, starring Anne Hathaway earned $134.7 million worldwide in 2004. Both films, directed during Marshall’s late career, are now cultural landmarks.
The new film is being produced by Debra Martin Chase, who oversaw the production of the first two Princess Diaries movies. Melissa Stack is an executive producer, and she wrote the script for the Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman and the upcoming Disney+ film Godmothered.
Writer Mukerji has a background in television, having contributed to shows like Supergirl, Scorpion, Reacher, and Quantum Leap.
Representatives for Mukerji include TFC Management and Felzer Toczek. Both CAA and Del Shaw represent Chase. CAA, Kaplan/Perrone, and Hanson Jacobson all represent Stack.