Disney is attempting to restore, at least, a little bit of hope for humanity.
The billion dollar entertainment giant has just acquired a pitch for a new live-action fairytale film about an African Princess, named Sadé.
According to Deadline, the new film is based on an idea by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed, with “Dope” director, Rick Famuyiwa set as the producer.
The film will focus on a young African girl, who accepts her warrior power to protect her kingdom from a mysterious evil force. With the help of the kingdom’s prince, Sadé will embark on a journey of self-discovery, as she figures out what it takes to save and protect herself and her people.
According to reports, this will be the first time a Disney princess is led by a female African character, and the second time in Disney history, a film will feature a Black princess.