Stephen Chbosky, who directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower and this weekend’s acclaimed new release Wonder, has signed on to write a PRINCE CHARMING movie for Disney, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
The project was originally conceived by screenwriter Matt Fogel, whose script offered a revisionist take on the hunky if anonymous hero in Disney fairy tales such as Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Chbosky will reimagine the project and develop it with an eye to direct. The story will be told from the point of view of Prince Charming’s brother, who lives in the prince’s shadow.
Prince Charming reunites Chbosky with his Wonder producers Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who are producing with Tripp Vinson.
Chbosky wrote and directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which is based on his own book, and he also had a hand in writing Bill Condon’s live-action Beauty and the Beast for Disney and Mandeville. Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson star in Wonder, which is based on the popular YA novel by R.J. Palacio.
Chbosky is represented by WME, and the Hollywood Reporter broke the news of his hiring.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief