The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
The film was written by Gina Wendkos and stars Anne Hathaway (in her feature film debut) and Julie Andrews, as well as Héctor Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall, and Robert Schwartzman.
It is loosely based on Meg Cabot’s 2000 young adult novel of the same name.
Will There Be a Princess Diaries 3?
Yes, the script for the third installment is being written by Aadrita Mukerji.
At this point, nothing else is known, including whether original cast members Hathaway and Andrews will return.
Princess Diaries 3 Release Date Speculation
As the script is currently being written, it will be some time before the film is released on the big screen.
If filming begins in 2023, Princess Diaries 3 could hit theatres in 2024, most likely in the second half of the year.
Princess Diaries 3 Cast: Will Anne Hathaway Return?
Anne Hathaway does not currently have a deal to return. However, the actress has publicly stated that she would like to reprise her role as Princess Mia Thermopolis and has expressed support for a third installment.
“I would more than entertain it; I’m rooting for it,” Hathaway told ET in October 2022. “We’d make it work if we could get Julie Andrews involved. We’d go to where she was, put a green screen behind her, and just make it happen.”
However, Andrews previously told THR that it “would be too late to do it now.”
“Many, many years ago, there was talk of a sequel. But I don’t think it ever happened. And then [director] Garry [Marshall] left us [he died in 2016] “She explained. “It’s too late to go back to it now. It’s a lovely thought, but I doubt it’s feasible.”
Mandy Moore, who played Mia’s rival Lana Thomas, was another celebrity who expressed her support. During an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, the This Is Us star said she “would be game” to return.
Unfortunately, as previously stated, Dame Julie, who played Queen Clarisse Renaldi, has ruled out reprising her role in the new film.
Princess Diaries 3 Plot: What Could Happen?
If the film is a continuation of Mia’s story, there are numerous possibilities. The sequel to the film went in a completely different direction than the books, with Mia marrying her best friend’s brother, Michael, after a long relationship.
However, Robert Schwartzman, who played Michael in the first film, did not reprise his role in the sequel, which starred Chris Pine as Mia’s love interest – and potential heir to the Genovian throne – Lord Nicholas Devereaux.
The film concluded with Mia being crowned Queen of Genovia after changing the law to allow her to rule only if she was married, and Nicholas professing his love for her. Julie Andrews’ character also proposed to her bodyguard, Joe (Héctor Elizondo), in the film.
A third film could investigate how Mia’s rule differs from her grandmother’s – we’d expect a lot more slumber parties – as well as provide an update on her love life. It’s unclear whether this means she married Nicholas, is a return for Michael, or something else entirely.
Is There a Trailer for Princess Diaries 3?
Not yet, but we’ll make sure to update this page as soon as it becomes available.