Disney is Developing Live-Action About African Princess: ‘Sadé’

Disney is Developing Live-Action About African Princess: ‘Sadé’

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This project will be the first original Disney princess film to be led by an African female character. Disney’s princess lineup has a new member, now that the studio is developing “Sadé,” a live-action fairy tale about a young African princess, according to Deadline.

According to Huff Post, “The project currently has no director attached and was picked up based on a pitch by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, who will write the screenplay. “Dope” director Rick Famuyiwa is set to produce.” The film will follow a girl named Sadé, who certainly seems she could go toe to toe with princesses of Disney films from the past.

Princess Sadé will embark on an adventure that will allow her to embrace what makes her special and save the kingdom. Sadé will be the first African character to lead a Disney princess film. In almost 100 years, the studio’s fairy tales have had only one central black character, Tiana in 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog,” set in New Orleans.

It will be exciting to see how the film will be developed.

Source: Huff Post

Written By: Fantasia Harvey