Prince Charming is finally getting his very own fairy tale ending! The famed storybook character is stepping into the spotlight for a new project from Disney, according to multiple outlets.
The film company acquired the rights to a live-action comedy about Prince Charming, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The upcoming flick focuses on the dashing male lead, who famously won the heart of princesses and viewers across the globe.
Mandeville Films and Tripp Vinson will produce Prince Charming, which was penned by screenwriter Matt Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son). According to Variety, the story is told from the viewpoint of the Prince's brother, "who never lived up to the family name."
The famed romantic hero has appeared in fairy tales for centuries, dating back to early iterations of classic tales all the way up to their 20th and 21st century Disney retellings. Prince Charming has found his way onto the big screen many times, recently voiced by Rupert Everett in two Shrek movies, played by Richard Madden in this year's Cinderella, and voiced by Bill Phipps in Disney's beloved 1950 animated classic Cinderella.
The mouse house's latest venture follows hugely successful forays into the world of live-action fairy tale adaptations. 2010's Alice in Wonderland brought in more than $1 billion at the box office, and was followed by 2014's Maleficent with a $758.4 million worldwide gross, and Cinderella, which brought in $539.29 million earlier this year.
Prince Charming joins a busy upcoming lineup from Disney, which is also developing live-action takes on such classic stories as The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, and Mulan. Tell Us: Who should play Prince Charming?
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