Disney’s Disenchanted movie filmed in Ireland to reshoot after test screening

Filming in the Wicklow village of Enniskerry last year drew thousands of onlookers to the medieval set
Disney’s Disenchanted movie filmed in Ireland to reshoot after test screening

Sarah Slater

Significant reshoots of the Disney movie Disenchanted filmed in Ireland last summer are taking place due to mixed reactions during test screening.

Reshoots got under way in the UK last week in the Buckinghamshire village of Hambleden.

The principal cast, along with numerous extras, are involved in reshoots of scenes similar to those in the Wicklow village of Enniskerry last year which drew thousands of onlookers to the medieval set.

The English village has been transformed with flowers and signs, decorating quaint buildings as fairytale-style shops similar to the set in Enniskerry.

Reshoots will also take place in New York City and are expected to last until the end of this month.

Hollywood stars Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey, who are the cast leads, have been spotted around several locations in the UK in costume. Dempsey will also be making his singing debut.

Filming of the sequel to Enchanted, which hit screens 15 years ago, wrapped up in Ireland last August after four months of filming in Dublin, Louth and Wicklow.

Release date

An industry source said: “They (production team) did have to reshoot some scenes. As of March 28th, reshoots have been under way in Buckinghamshire, England due to mixed reception at a test screening. Reshoots will also take place in New York City and are expected to last until April.”

The Disney Plus animated musical romantic comedy is the follow-up to the 2007 fantasy film Enchanted and has Adams and Dempsey reprising their previous roles.

It is a massive budget production with Adams reprising her role as Giselle, an animated woman set to marry Prince Edward, who finds herself trapped in the real world as the film switches from animation to live-action.

She meets the dashing divorce lawyer Robert, played by Dempsey, and soon finds out that living in the real world with all of its real problems is not really all that bad and that true love can find you when you least expect it.

It remains unclear if large portions of the movie are being substantially reworked, which could potentially lead to a delay to the release, or if just a few scenes are being tweaked after test screening complaints.

The original release date was late this year but that may now be next year.

The film is directed by Adam Shankman of Hairspray fame and produced by Barry Josephson who worked on Enchanted and TV series Bones. It will also feature new songs from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, whose work on Enchanted garnered three Academy Award nominations.

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