According to Deadline, Disney has commissioned an original musical feature from Bend It Like Beckham filmmakers Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges, inspired by a dynamic princess from Indian history.
- The plot remains under wraps, however Deadline states that the project is under the umbrella of Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production.
- Both Chadha and Mayeda Berges will write, while Chadha will also direct and produce.
- Lindy Goldstein (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms) is producing the film through her Lindy Goldstein Production banner.
- Bend It Like Beckham was the highest-grossing British-financed and distributed film ever at the UK box office (at time of release) and topped box office charts internationally, grossing over $76M WW.
- In 2015, Chadha and Berges mounted the stage musical version of Bend It Like Beckham in London’s West End to great critical acclaim and awards.
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