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Godmothered is an upcoming family-fantasy film. It will be directed by Sharon Maguire and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company,[1][2] with a screenplay by Kari Granlund and Melissa Stack, and Justin Springer, Ivsn Reitman, Jessica Virtue, and Alisson Erlikman acting as producers.[3] While the film was announced on September 8, 2019, no release date was announced, though it is set to be released on Disney+.[1]

Plot

A young fairy godmother from a world known as The Motherland tries to save her profession as fairy godmother by helping a single working mother who grew disillusioned with the idea of a "happily ever after".[4]

Cast

  • Jillian Bell as Eleanor[1][3][2]
  • Isla Fischer as Mackenzie[2]
  • Erica Parks as Young Mackenzie
  • Jane Curtin as The Headmistress of the Motherland[4]
  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Mackenie's sister[4]
  • Jillian Shea Spaeder and Willa Skye as McKenzie's daughters[4]
  • Rosalind Chao as TBA

Production

The film was first announced to be in development for Disney+ in September 8, 2019, under the tenatative title Godmothered, with Bridget Jones franchise's director Sharon Maguire being in talks to direct the project.[1] In September 22, Maguire was confirmed to have joined as director, while Lady and the Tramp co-screenwriter Kari Granlund was revealed to be writing the film with Melissa Stack, and Dumbo producer Justin Springer was revealed to be producing the film.[3] Througth in December 8, 2019, it was announced that the film's official title will be Frills, subsequent reports referred to the film as Godmothered.[2][5] In January 9, 2020, it was reported that Jillian Bell and Isla Fischer will star in the film, while Ivan Reitmaneas revealed to be executive-producing the film.[2]

Filming for Godmothered began in Boston on January 20, 2020, and will end in March 2020.[3][5][2] In January 30, 2020, Tom Pollock, Amie Karp and Diane L. Sabatini were revealed to be co-executive-producing the film, while Jane Curtin, Jillian Shea Spaede, Willa Skye, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Santiago Cabrera, Artemis Pebdani, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Stephnie Weir, June Squibb, and Carlease Burke joined the cast.[4]

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