‘Princess Diaries 3’ in the works – will Anne Hathaway return?


Shut up and listen – screenwriter Aadrita Mukerji is writing the script for a new ‘Princess Diaries’ movie, her rep confirmed to The Post on Tuesday.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the third installment will be a continuation of the first two films, rather than a reboot.

Mukerji has written for TV shows such as « Supergirl », « Scorpion », « Reacher » and « Quantum Leap ».

Producer Debra Martin Chase, who worked on the first two films, is said to be back for the third. Melissa Stack, the writer of Cameron Diaz’s comedy « The Other Woman, » is executive producing.

But Anne Hathaway, whose career blossomed after playing protagonist Mia Thermopolis in the first two films, did not receive a contract to star in the third. However, she told Entertainment Tonight in October that she was ready to complete the trilogy.

Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews and Hector Elizondo star in « The Princess Diaries » in 2001.
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« I would do more than entertain him, I shoot for it, » Hathaway told ET. “If there’s a way to get Julie Andrews involved, I think we’d make it work. We would go to where she was and put a green screen behind her and just make it happen.

Andrews, now 87, played Hathaway’s grandmother when the American teenager learned she was heir to the throne of the European kingdom of Genovia.

The sources told THR that Hathaway will hopefully sign off on the Disney project if it makes it past the script phase.

Anne Hathaway has previously expressed interest in starring in "Princess diary 3."
Anne Hathaway has previously expressed interest in starring in « Princess Diaries 3. »
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« Princess Diaries » was a box office hit when it was released in 2001, grossing $165.3 million worldwide. The film’s sequel, « The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, » arrived in 2004 and grossed $134.7 million worldwide.

The Post contacted representatives for Hathaway and Andrews.


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