Disney to Develop New Fairytale Movie Around African Princess, Sadé


The blockbuster success of Black Panther, set in the fictional African country of Wakanda, must have shown Hollywood executives something.

For the first time in its history, Disney is letting an African princess take the lead. The studio will be adding another shot of black girl magic to its existing pantheon of princesses with a new project now in development. As Variety reports, however, this won’t be an animated vision of royalty, but a live-action fairytale.

The film, Sadé will center on an African princess “whose kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force and accepts her newly discovered magical powers to protect her people, with the help of the kingdom’s prince,” writes the trade magazine.

Disney bought the pitch, which Fortune reports is an original concept, from Ola…

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