It's no secret that the live-action Disney re-imaginings have taken our theaters by storm in the last couple of years. Between last year's live-action Maleficent, this year's Cinderella, and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, fans have been given new perspectives on some familiar stories. This time Disney, attained a new script that will take an iconic character from love interest to leading man: Prince Charming.
But that's not all! According to Variety, this movie isn't going to be some sappy, saccharine love story between a prince and princess, but a comedy told from the perspective of Prince Charming's younger brother who struggles with living in his older brother's massive, (obviously) charming shadow.
The script, penned by Matt Fogel is now in the hands of Disney and Mandeville Films - who are currently producing the live-action Beauty and the Beast - have set Alex Young to executive produce alongside David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman (who both worked on projects like Insurgent, Warm Bodies, and The Fighter), and Tripp Vinson as producers.
While we don't know much about the storyline and where Prince Charming and his brother will take us, The Hollywood Reporter calls the script "a revisionist take on the fairy tales."
This isn't the firs time we will have seen a live-action prince grace the screen. Whether it be Richard Madden in Cinderella, Chris Pine in Into the Woods, Armie Hammer in Mirror Mirror, Sam Claflin in Snow White and the Huntsman or Josh Dallas in Once Upon a Time, whoever is cast in this role has some pretty big (and handsome) shoes to fill.
I've already discussed at length the various actors who I think could totally be real-life Disney princes, but now that we have the option of a live-action Prince Charming on the table, it's definitely worth discussing again. Here are a few of my personal choices:
I know Cavill has his DC affiliations so with this isn't a likely choice, but something about his face just screams "Prince Charming" to me!
If they're looking for the type who would make a younger brother feel inadequate, Pettyfer definitely gives off that vibe. The only thing I'm not entirely sure of is whether he has the comedic chops to pull it off.
As far as I'm concerned, Matt Bomer is an actual Prince Charming who choses to live the life of an actor for fun. One day he will return to his castle (probably in Genovia) and everything will fall into place.
Initially, Chris Hemsworth was my number one choice for Beauty and the Beast's Prince Adam (could you imagine?), but since that role went to Dan Stevens, he's still a viable candidate in my mind. With his busy schedule playing Thor I'm not sure where he'd find the time, but if he can play the Huntsman, I think he could put on a crown for a second or two.
As always, those are just a few of my personal opinions on the most Charming men in Hollywood, which could be totally different from yours. So, now I want to hear from you guys! Besides, regardless of who's cast, I have faith in Disney and these producers to totally nail this project. It is Disney, after all.