According to Deadline, Disney has acquired a pitch for Sadé, a fairytale about an African princess.

What’s happening:

  • Disney has reportedly acquired the pitch for Sadé to be made into a live-action film.
  • The story is an African princess fairytale that’s based on an original work by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer.
  • Shokunbi and Palmer will co-write the screenplay and Rick Famuyiwa is attached to produce.
  • Scott Falconer will serve as executive producer, while Tendo Nagenda and Zoe Kent will oversee the project for the studio. However, no director has been named at this point.
  • Sadé will mark the first original Disney fairytale led by a female African character.
  • It’s unclear if this film will be developed for theatrical release or Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

The story:

(From Deadline) The story “centers on a young African girl named Sadé who, when her kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force, accepts her newly discovered magical warrior powers to protect herself and her people. With the help of the kingdom’s prince, Sadé embarks on an adventure that will allow her to embrace what makes her special and save the kingdom.”