We've been watching the development of this film via Twitter, Facebook and the official website for quite a few months now but things really seem to be ramping up for Prinroc Ltd's fairy tale film, and it's high time we shared its existence with fairy tale folk everywhere!
Here's the official synopsis from the website:
A great mystery shrouds the castle in the Brothers Grimm’s classic fairytale, . Every night the king locks his twelve daughters securely in their chamber, but come morning, their shoes are in tatters and it’s clear they have been up to more than just sleeping in the night!
At his daughters’ refusal to explain, the king issues a proclamation inviting all the princes from realms far and near to come and unravel the princesses’ secret. The prize for solving the mystery of the tattered shoes? The winner may take the princess of his choice in marriage and half the kingdom. But every prince who comes to test his wits against the clever princesses fails in his quest and is put to death.
One day, a simple soldier appears on the castle steps and begs permission to take up the challenge and win the hand of a princess. The king allows it, but this soldier is different from all who have come before him in more than just rank. He has in his possession a magical cloak, the wise words of a good fairy, and quickly wins the heart of the fairest princess of them all. Will he succeed in uncovering the twelve sisters closely guarded secret where all others have failed?Intrigued? Take a look at their trailers - although they're at least a year old, you can see they've put a lot of work into the concept and it's only grown more impressive since then:
"The Twelve Dancing Princesses, will feature 12 young women in major roles," said Coady. "We are looking for diversity among our leads, representing young women of all ethnicities, shapes, and sizes," Coady continues, "This film will be a celebration of strong, supportive women on and off screen." In addition to featuring women in lead roles, producer, Ann Marie Lizzi, and executive producer, Michalina Scorzelli, add to the girl power behind the camera.
Broadway sweetheart, Rachel Resheff, joins the cast of live action fairy tale musical, THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES! With the recent box office success of Beauty and the Beast, and the trend of girl power fairy tale films breaking box office records, Prinroc Ltd's, THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES is a romantic musical romp with a feminist edge. (BW)With this impressive team bringing a wealth of filmmaking (and Hollywood) experience to the project between them, we know we're in for something special. (Take a look at the bios HERE - we guarantee you'll be impressed!)
We applaud the approach, the emphasis on diversity and in empowering women everywhere - both for the audience as represented via the story and film, as well as the team in front of, and behind, the camera.
As news - and the movie - develops, we'll let you know. This is definitely one film to keep tabs on!