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‘Enchanted’: Disney Taps Adam Shankman to Direct Sequel

Disney is in talks with “Hairspray” director Adam Shankman to helm “Disenchanted,” the sequel to the Amy Adams 2007 comedy-fantasy “Enchanted.”

Disney has been developing the sequel for several years. Adams said earlier this year that she was enthusiastic about the project.

“They’ve been talking about it for a while, so I really embrace and look forward to what they do and hope to be involved,” she said in April.

The story is set ten years after “Enchanted,” with Adams’ Giselle character questioning her happily ever after, and accidentally triggering events that make everyone’s lives turn upside-down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.

Kevin Lima directed the original movie in which Giselle was magically moved from her animated world into the live-action world of New York City. The film, which also starred James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, and Susan Sarandon, was a strong performer with $340 million in worldwide box office. “Enchanted” also included songs from Alan Menken.

Shankman’s credits include a trio of Disney comedies in “Bringing Down the House,” “The Pacifier,” and “Bedtime Stories.”

Shankman is repped by UTA and Bloom Hergott.

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