The mind behind “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” will tackle his very own Disney fairytale. Writer and director Stephen Chbosky has signed on to pen Disney’s reimagined Prince Charming tale. According to THR, Chbosky will also be considered to helm the project after finishing the screenplay. Chbosky will once again collaborate with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman from Mandeville Films/TV, who produced the director’s film “Wonder,” set to premiere this weekend. Hoberman and Lieberman will produce “Prince Charming” with Tripp Vinson.
The project explores a new, revised take on the romantic Prince from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella.” The cookie-cutter royal with a winning smile will be seen from the point of view of his not-so-lucky brother, who never quite lived up to their family’s name. As “Prince Charming” was more of an idea or trope in folklore and fairytales, it’s unclear as to which Prince Charming the film will focus on and what famous fairy tale will be seen in a new light.
Matt Fogel wrote the first script for the project, with Chbosky taking over from Fogel. Chbosky hopped from the world of literature to the world of film with his book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” which he adapted and directed for the big screen. He also co-wrote Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” with Evan Spiliotopoulos (“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”), which was a runaway success.
Chbosky is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson. His latest film, “Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts (“Money Monster”), Owen Wilson (“Midnight in Paris”) and Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) hits theaters this weekend. Watch the trailer below.