There may soon be a third Princess Diaries movie. A source can say for sure that Disney is working on a third movie in the series. The project is still in its very beginning stages. The cast hasn’t been set yet.
The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news first, says that Aadrita Mukerji is writing the script, which is not a reboot but rather a continuation of the first two movies.
The first movie came out in 2001, and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement came out three years later. Both movies starred Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. Garry Marshall, who died in 2016, was the director of both movies.
Hathaway played Mia, a normal high school student whose paternal grandmother, Queen Clarisse (Andrews), tells her she is the Princess of Genovia. By the end of the second movie, Mia was the Queen of Genovia herself.
A third movie in the series has been talked about for a long time.
“I don’t know, I think I’m the one — she’s probably still OK for it, but I might just be a little too old a granny for it, I don’t know,” Andrews told a source in June of potentially returning for a second sequel. “It depends what the story is, and if they can come up with something, that would be wonderful, but if not, there will be other things.”
“I would more than entertain it, I’m pulling for it,” Hathaway told a source in October of her hopes for a third movie. “If there’s any way to get Julie Andrews involved, I think we would make it work. We would go to where she was and put a green screen behind her and just make it happen.”