The songwriters behind Disney’s well-loved films Frozen and Frozen 2, Kristen and Bobby Lopez, are officially ready to move on from Elsa and Anna’s crew as they take on a new opportunity to adapt an award-winning graphic novel by Jen Wang titled The Prince and the Dressmaker.
A lot of people who heard about this immediately rejoiced and for good reason. The Prince and the Dressmaker follows the story of a 16-year-old prince residing in Paris whose parents have been searching high and low for a suitable bride for. However, the prince leads a secret life unbeknownst to anyone except his best friend and dressmaker, Frances, whose beautiful dresses the prince wears at night as Parisian fashion icon “Lady Crystallia.”
The Lopezes choosing to adapt this novel about a genderqueer or genderfluid character into a movie musical will be yet another step towards LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media and we’re holding onto hope that they, together with producer Marc Platt, Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog, and Universal Pictures (who secured the rights to the book in 2018), will be able to do the story justice.
No timeline has been announced for this movie yet but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for updates.
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