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Disney's Enchanted sequel to be directed by Adam Shankman

Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey in Enchanted

Story by Jack Foley

THE long-gestating sequel to Disney’s part live-action, part animated hit Enchanted has recruited Adam Shankman as its director.

The film made a household name of then breakout star Amy Adams and followed the fortunes of a prototypical animated Disney princess who suddenly finds herself thrust into the real world, with songs and true love following.

Adams plated Giselle, who is due to marry her Prince Charming (James Marsden), before being plucked from her animated world and into the live-action world of New York City, where she encounters a lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) who is due to marry someone totally wrong for him (Idina Menzel).

The movie also featured Susan Sarandon as a Maleficent-style evil queen.

The original feature songs by Alan Menken and grossed over $340 million worldwide, prompting Disney to push for a sequel since 2010.

The new film, which is being called Disenchanted, will reportedly be set 10 years after the first one, with Giselle now finding herself 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.

Adams is expected to reprise her role as Giselle.

Shankman is has a long-standing relationship with Disney having directed the comedies Bringing Down The House, The Pacifier and Bedtime Stories.

But he’s enjoyed some of his biggest hits with musicals thanks to his all-star adaptations of Hairspray and Rock of Ages.

Disney is hoping to get Disenchanted before cameras in summer 2017.

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