‘Bend It Like Beckham’ Meets Disney in New Project

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In Disney’s latest list of new projects, they’re facilitating an incredible meeting of minds with the creators of the famous Bend It Like Beckham coming to Disney for a new venture.

It’s always exciting when Disney announces a new project. Since D23 Expo earlier this year, Disney has been announcing new projects left, right, and center. From new original new TV shows to long-awaited sequels to the next installments of fan-favorite franchises, for the last few months, Disney has kept fans busy.

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Gurinder Chadha/Neil Grabowski

But this new announcement is particularly delightful and will please many Disney fans. Deadline has reported that an Indian princess musical is in the works at Disney, and ‘Bend It Like Beckham’s Gurinder Chadha is going to direct and produce the musical.

From Deadline,


Disney has commissioned an original musical feature from Bend It Like Beckham filmmaker Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges, inspired by a dynamic princess from Indian history. Both will write the pic, and Chadha also will direct and produce. The plot remains under wraps, but we hear that the project is under the umbrella of Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production.

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Parminder Nagra and Kiera Knightley star in the old fan-favorite, ‘Bend It Like Beckham.’

As Deadline reported, no plot has been announced yet. Still, Chadha has a portfolio of movies like Bride & Prejudice, a film that marries Jane Austen with Indian and Western musicals – which was the first film ever to open at #1 in the UK and India on the same day; Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, based on the international bestseller which was released worldwide by Paramount in 2008/2009, It’s a Wonderful Afterlife, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before releasing internationally in 2010, and Viceroy’s House, an epic drama on Indian Independence and Partition. This new musical has all the makings of a new fan favorite.

This news isn’t all that dropped today. Disney also gave us a new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 and Indiana Jones 5. It’s going to be a fun few months for Disney fans.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to report on all Disney news as it comes to light.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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