If there’s one thing the unnecessary direct-to-video Disney sequels of the past got right, it was fleshing out Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters. I won’t spoil anything if you haven’t seen these cash-ins, but there are some genuinely funny moments. There’s even character development!
So, in keeping with Disney’s trend of giving everyone and anyone their own movie, Drizella and Anastasia will get one, too. Unlike Cruella, which looks like an attempt to Disneyfy ‘Joker,’ the ugly stepsisters will probably be a comedy.
Why? Because it will be written by and Annie Mumolo, according to The Wrap. Wiig has longstanding roots in comedy via SNL, ‘Bridesmaids,’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’ That … that last one was supposed to be a comedy. Right? Mumolo’s writing credits include co-writing ‘Bridesmaids’ with Wiig and this year’s ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.’
The live-action adaptation will be produced by another SNL alum Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum. Elbaum was the producer for ‘Barb and Star,’ ‘Booksmart,’ and ‘Hustlers.’ If we see a ‘Stepbothers’ vibe with this movie, I’ll gladly watch it.
You know … I will pay double the admission price if the stepsisters do Kung Fu in Lady Tremaine’s wine cellar. Heck, I’ll pay triple if they sing a shanty version of ‘Boats and Hoes’ while stealing one of Prince Charming’s vessels.
The issue with the recent interpretations of the animated films was they were too serious. Oh, and forgettable. I cannot tell you anything about what happened. I sat through most of them with my kid ten times, too. If the focus is going to be on somewhat irredeemable characters, go all out.
Not much more info is available on the project. This does sound like something that is destined for Disney+, though.
What’s your opinion on another live-action movie focusing on the villains of classic Disney films? Will bringing in SNL alumni help? Let us know in the comments section.
[Source: The Wrap]
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