Disney to Make First African Princess Fairytale Movie ‘Sade’


Sade is about to hit your screen!

According to Deadline, the studio has acquired a pitch for Sade, a live-action fairytale film about an African princess, based on an original idea by Nigerian writer Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer. 

The film tells a story of a young girl named Sade whose kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force and accepts her newly discovered magical powers to protect her people, with the help of the kingdom’s prince. The film is set to be produced by Nigerian-American director Rick Famuyiwa.

The screenplay will be written by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer.

Rick Famuyiwa will produce the film and have Scott Falconer as the executive producer.


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