Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown are in talks to come aboard Disney’s Frozen 2, the sequel to the 2013 Oscar-winning animated film that grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck return to helm the pic, along with the original film’s stars Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, and Josh Gad. Lee, who was recently dubbed chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studio, will pen the screenplay. Peter Del Vecho is producing the pic, which has a release date for November 27, 2019.
Variety’s Justin Kroll broke the news:
Frozen generated nearly $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office and has become a merchandising juggernaut, breaking sales records on home video and at Disney’s stores. The musical won the Academy Award for best animated film in 2014… Both Wood and Brown are hot off the heels of their Emmy nominations, announced on Thursday morning. Wood is up for her work on HBO’s “Westworld,” and Brown is nominated for NBC’s “This Is Us” and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
This is exciting news. Frozen was a huge phenomenon in our house, and we’re not alone in our eager anticipation for the sequel!