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Irish-shot movie ‘Disenchanted’ set for November release date


Actors Amy Adams and Maya Rudolph in Disney's 'Disenchanted'

Actors Amy Adams and Maya Rudolph in Disney's 'Disenchanted'

Actors Amy Adams and Maya Rudolph in Disney's 'Disenchanted'

The Wicklow-based set of Disney’s ‘Disenchanted’ became an attraction in its own right last summer after the big-budget Hollywood production took over the town of Enniskerry.

Now the streaming giant has announced November 24, which is Thanksgiving in America, as the release-date for the much-awaited sequel to the 2007 hit starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey.

Alongside the release date, Disney Plus has released a “first-look” photo featuring Adams reprising the role of Princess Gisele alongside ‘Bridesmaids’ star Maya Rudolph as a villain called Malvina Monroe.

They are standing in front of a mauve-coloured doorway which appears to be one of the sets used in Enniskerry during the filming, which took place over three months last summer and attracted huge crowds of onlookers.

Directed by Adam Shankman, the entire cast and crew spent months in Ireland last year as it was the principal location for a lot of the filming, alongside the RDS, Greystones and Co Louth.

It wrapped in August but producers had to reshoot some scenes last March in Buckinghamshire due to a “mixed reception at a test screening.”

The sequel also stars James Marsden reprising his role as Prince Edward alongside Gabriella Baldacchino, who plays Dempsey’s grown-up daughter Morgan. Yvette Nicole Brown will star as Rosalyn while Jayma Mays take on the role of Ruby and Oscar Nunez as Edgar.

Adams previously told the Tonight Show that the sequel will feature “a lot more singing and a lot more dancing”.

"The last time I really danced as much as I'm required to dance in this, I was in my 20s, and now I'm not in my 20s," she said.

"It feels different in your 40s. In my heart, I look like I'm in my 20s when I'm dancing, and then I would watch playback and be like, 'Whoa, that's not the same.'"

The official synopsis for ‘Disenchanted’ reads: "Fifteen years after the events of the first film, Giselle moves with Robert and Morgan to the suburb of Monroeville, where she's faced with juggling the challenges that come with a new home and discovering what happily ever after truly means to her and her new family."

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