Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher are likely practicing to say “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo,” as the two actresses are set to star in a feature film comedy about fairy godmothers for Disney+ called “Godmothered,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Sharon McGuire, who directed the rom-com classic “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” will direct the comedy from a script by Kari Granlund and Melissa Stack.
In “Godmothered,” Bell plays a young and inexperienced fairy godmother who tries to prove her worth by seeking out a young girl whose request for a fairy godmother was ignored. Only now, that young girl has grown into a woman (Fisher) who needs a fairy godmother to help her with more than just finding her Prince Charming.
Justin Springer and Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Pictures are producing the film that’s in the works at Disney+’s feature film arm led by motion picture production president Sean Bailey.
Production is expected to begin on “Godmothered” later this month in Boston. Jessica Virtue and Allison Erlikman are overseeing for Disney.
Bell stars on the animated sitcom “Bless the Harts” and this year won acclaim for the Amazon comedy “Brittany Runs a Marathon.” She’ll next be seen in “Bill & Ted Face the Music” alongside Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. She’s represented by UTA, 3 Arts and Stone Genow.
Fisher appeared this year in “The Beach Bum” and the Michael Winterbottom comedy that played TIFF, “Greed.” She’ll next star alongside Dan Stevens in a fantasy and comedy called “Blithe Spirit.” She’s represented by UTA and Sloane Offer.
News of the project was first reported by THR.
All 17 Disney Live-Action Remakes of Animated Classics, Ranked from Worst to Best (Photos)
How does “Lady and the Tramp” rank among the studio’s remakes of its animated hits?
Over the last decade, Disney has found itself dipping increasingly into its own well of nostalgic favorites. Specifically, they’ve been taking their beloved animated classics, remaking them in live-action (or mostly live-action), and producing one blockbuster smash after another. Let’s take a look at all of the live-action remakes of Disney’s animated classics, going all the way back to the 1990s, to explore which films improved on the original and which ones came up short.