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Disney Developing Live-Action Fairy Tale ‘Sadé,’ About African Princess

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Disney Developing Live-Action Fairy Tale ‘Sadé,’ About African Princess

By Cole Delbyck via

The project will be the first original Disney princess film to be led by an African female character.

Sadé, meet Ariel, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Belle, Tiana … You get the point.

Disney’s princess lineup has a new member, now that the studio is developing “Sadé,” a live-action fairy tale about a young African princess, according to Deadline.

The project currently has no director attached and was picked up based on a pitch by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, who will write the screenplay. “Dope” director Rick Famuyiwa is set to produce.

The film follows a girl named Sadé, who certainly seems she could go toe to toe with princesses of Disney films past. Deadline’s Amanda N’Duka writes that when Sadé’s…

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