The sequel to the hit movie Enchanted is set to finally hit after 14 years, with Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams signed up to lead the cast.
And the village of Enniskerry in County Wicklow, Ireland has been given a facelift with Disney as it prepares to become one of the filming locations for the new movie, Disenchanted, which will air on Disney +.
The story takes place ten years after the original film, Enchanted. When Giselle (Adams) begins to happily question him forever, she wishes her life was more like a perfect fairy tale. However, his wish upsets both his real life and his fantastic Andalusian home.
Photos show a pub transformed into a fairytale tavern while the village shop has been renamed butchers Bibidi Bobidi in anticipation of the arrival of the actors.
Getting ready: The Disney + sequel Enchanted Disenchanted crew transformed the village of Enniskerry in Ireland ahead of the start of filming for Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams (stars are pictured in the 2007 film)
The Enniskerry Inn, which shared several construction updates on its social media pages, looked remarkably different as a result of the film crew’s efforts.
The building’s generally smooth exterior surface was clad in timber and faux painted Tudor beams on the exterior to create a tavern location.
To ensure safety while working on the building, fences have been installed around the site and signs instructing workers to wear their masks.
While elsewhere, the village store in Enniskerry has been covered with a green facade, with wooden shutters and an ornate door.
Makeover: Snaps show The Enniskerry Inn has been redecorated to look like a fairytale tavern
Before: The pub usually has smooth walls and flower boxes on its exterior wall
The hand-printed name of “Bibidi Bobidi Butchers” is written at the top of the door, with a metal sign for pizzeria Emilia’s Ristorante still visible.
The team was also seen working on a tall white building before the star-studded cast descending on Enniskerry.
In photos taken on Friday, a crane was parked outside the towering structure as several people worked inside.
Very cool: while the village shop has been renamed butchers Bibidi Bobidi in anticipation of the start of filming of the highly anticipated film
Disney treatment: The building’s generally smooth exterior surface was clad in wood and faux painted Tudor beams on the exterior to create a tavern location
Safety first: fences have been installed around the building while the team works to prepare the magical setting
Progress spike: The Enniskerry Inn shared updates on their transformation, showing how film crews have added tunes to the pub over the past few weeks
Construction work has continued in the village in the previous weeks, with Irish media even calling for extras to appear in the film.
According to the Irish Examiner, citing MovieExtras.ie, a call read: “Clocktower Productions is seeking roles for the film project titled Disenchantment, a new feature film project to be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, shot in Dublin, Ireland between May and August 2021.
Applications for non-descriptive roles will be accepted from all performers, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or corporate identity. genre or any other basis prohibited by law, subject to the legitimate purposes of casting. Clocktower is committed to a diverse and inclusive cast.
High street: Other stores have had a facelift as well, with two small businesses now sporting painted signs (pictured above men in hi-vis clothing)
Getting it right: materials to create a stone effect on the generally smooth walls were also used, with the windows showing the wooden structure of the set behind them
Huge: The crew were also seen working on a large white building ahead of the star-studded cast descending on Enniskerry
Busy: A crane was seen parked outside the building on Friday
Bray West advisor Melanie Corrigan previously told the Mirror: “We’re no strangers to making films in our beautiful village of Enniskerry, but it’s on a whole new scale, the whole region has been transformed into a Disney village.
“The long-term benefit of this for the village will be huge.
Other filming locations for the film include Dundalk in Co Louth and Greystones.
It comes after actor Patrick Dempsey revealed he’s gearing up to do something he’s never done before in the upcoming Disenchantment.
“I will be singing for the first time,” he told Variety, adding, “I’ve never performed in public – for a reason. ”
Take a peek: Audience members took in a glimpse of what was going on as the team continued to work on set
Fit for a fairytale: A dark wooden door now sits under the Enniskerry Inn sign
Painted: Another store not on the road has swirling purple paint around its windows
Dempsey, 55, said he hopes fans will “kiss” his inner musician.
“They prepared me for success and the lyrics are really fun,” the actor said. “The acts have a very good choreography. And the premise is going to be interesting.
A sequel to Enchanted, which also starred James Marsden and Idina Menzel, has been in the works for a long time.
The film currently in pre-production will be directed by Adam Shankman and Dempsey promises it all comes together.
“Every year they would say, ‘We’re going to do this. It’s going to happen, “but no one will be able to agree on the script,” he told Variety.
“It’s such an important movie to them and it’s satire. This is not a typical Disney movie. It’s a little off the mark a little, ”he said.
Safety: Enniskerry is just one of many filming locations in Ireland
Quite a buzz: a call for extras was launched last month, with people wanting to work between May and August 2021
He added: “Working with everyone again after 14 years is really exciting. We need an escape right now. We need these romantic comedies and these musicals to get people out of the mess we’re in.
Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jayma Mays are also believed to be joining the cast of the Disney + sequel Enchanted Disenchanted, Deadline reports.
Rudolph, 48, Brown, 49, and Mays, 41, would all be expected to play villains in the sequel, sources told the newspaper.
The original film was a critical and commercial success, as it grossed over $ 340 million at the box office and won three Oscar nominations for Best Song for Menken and Stephen Schwartz, for Happy Working Song, So Close and That’s How You Know.
Flashback: The original film was a critical and commercial success, as it grossed over $ 340 million at the box office