Disney Announces 9 New Live-Action Movies

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After the success of Jon Favreau’s live-action movie ‘The Jungle Book,’ Walt Disney Studios have confirmed that it is developing nine live-action movies currently in development. 

Here’s the full list and details:

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  • The Jungle Book 2 – with both director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks returning.
  • A Wrinkle in Time – with Ava DuVernay (Selma) attached to direct and Jennifer Lee (Frozen) writing.
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  • Cruella – with Emma Stone set for the title role and Kelly Marcel writing (Saving Mr. Banks).
  • Jungle Cruise – with Dwayne Johnson set to star and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Focus) and Glenn Ficarra writing. 
  • Dumbo – with director Tim Burton and writer Ehren Kruger (The Brothers Grimm, Transformers 3 & 4).

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  • Maleficent 2 – Angelina Jolie will reprise her role, with Maleficent screenwriter Linda Woolverton penning the script.
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolate,The Hundred-Foot Journey) and written by relative newcomer Ashleigh Powell.
  • A Tinker Bell movie – with Reese Witherspoon set to star and Victoria Strouse (Finding Dory) writing.
  • Mary Poppins 2 –  with director Rob Marshall (Into the Woods), starring Emily Blunt (Into The Woods) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Hamilton).

According to Variety, here’s the upcoming schedule:

Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) previously dated on 12/22/17 moves up to 7/28/17
Untitled Disney Fairy Tale(Live Action) now dated on 4/6/18
Untitled Disney Live Action now dated on 8/3/18
Untitled Disney Live Action now dated on 12/25/18
Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) now dated on 12/20/19


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