Disney To Develop Fairytale About African Princess, Sade
Disney will be debuting a new princess, this time she will be an African princess in a new live-action fairy tale titled Sade.
In the film, Sade tries to save her kingdom after it is threatened by a “mysterious evil force,” Deadline reports. She then discovers her warrior powers, and with the help of a prince, she takes on the task of saving her kingdom.
The screenplay was originally written by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer. The film will be produced by Rick Famuyiwa, who also directed Dope. The director hasn’t been named yet.
While the first black Disney princess, Princess Tiara, debuted almost 10 years ago in The Princess and the Frog, this will be the first Disney film with an African princess as its lead character.