Theyâ€™ll have more luck squeezing coke out of a cowâ€™s teat, but nonetheless Disney is reportedly trying to wheedle Anne Hathaway into donning the prop tiara again for a third â€œPrincess Diariesâ€.
After the success of their fairytale hit â€œEnchantedâ€, weâ€™re told the House of Mouse is dead-keen to bring back their other money-spinning Princess â€“ Mia Thermopolis. And you can’t blame ’em, both “The Princess Diaries” and “The Princess Diaries 2 : A Royal Engagement” made quite the pretty penny.
Itâ€™s not like theyâ€™d be short of a story either â€“ thereâ€™s been a bunch of â€œPrincess Diariesâ€ books (written by Meg Cabot) that the studio could draw inspiration from.
Problem here, Iâ€™d think, is there confidence in getting Ms Hathaway back.
Going by everything the â€œGet Smartâ€ star has said in recent interviews – about how sheâ€™s â€œso overâ€ playing the character that gets a miraculous transformation (she was also referring to her â€œDevil Wears Pradaâ€ role) – Iâ€™d say theyâ€™re going to have to either a) find a new Mia or b) offer Hathaway a Julia Roberts-like figure.
Hathaway doesnâ€™t need to do another â€œPrincess Diariesâ€, her career is in a good place right now, but more so, Disney could probably make it for a third of what itâ€™d cost them if they used Hathaway â€¦ maybe even do it as a direct-to-video sequel. Just my two cents.