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Prince Charming is set to have his own movie

Another famed fairytale character is in line for a return to the big screen, this time in a leading role.

After the success of its live-action remakes of animated classics Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, Disney has sealed a deal to tell the tale of of one of its princes, Prince Charming.

It remains unclear which version of the character will be featured in the film as several characters with the same moniker have appeared as rescuers and love interests in stories revolving around Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script, written by Matt Fogel, is "described as a revisionist take on the fairytales". Fogel was the assistant director of Sony's animated film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

Although details are still being kept under wraps, one can only start to speculate who Disney has shortlisted to play Prince Charming. Here are a few actors whom we think deserve a shot.

 


Richard Madden


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Fresh from playing the latest iteration of the character in March's live-action Cinderella film, the Game of Thrones star should be on Disney's radar.

If this Prince Charming is indeed the one from the Cinderella folklore, it would only make sense for Madden to reprise his role.

Madden shed his Robb Stark beard to play a much more cheerful Prince "Kit" Charming and showed great chemistry with his co-star Lily James.

Remember that mesmerising ballroom dance scene in which the pair took everyone's breath away?

 

 

In fact, Madden would be a great fit even if the upcoming film isn't set in the Cinderella universe.

Suave, graceful on the dance floor and equipped with sword fighting skills from his time on Game of Thrones, he would do justice to any version of Prince Charming.

 


Chris Pine


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If Disney intends to portray Prince Charming as a flawed man rather than the dashing hero we're accustomed to, then Chris Pine would be a suitable candidate.

Prior to the Cinderella remake, Charming, portrayed by Pine, made an appearance in Disney's star-studded musical Into The Woods. This incarnation of the character was playful and unfaithful to Cinderella. 

Perhaps Pine could play a younger and brasher Charming who's like his Star Trek character James T. Kirk in an origin story?  It would be refreshing to see Disney put a new spin on the beloved character. 

Pine has a talent for singing too, so that's a bonus.

 

 

 


Nicholas Hoult


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Maybe we'll end up seeing a more geeky, awkward Prince Charming. 

There's no way of knowing for sure what Disney has planned for Charming but we shouldn't rule out a completely different take on the character.

Nicholas Hoult has a knack for playing weird or awkward characters like the zombie R in Warm Bodies and Beast in X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past. 

Currently, Charming is just this perfect hero so it's actually not a bad idea to humanise the character and make him more relatable. 

 


Michiel Huisman


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Should Disney ever find itself in need of a hunky Prince Charming, Michiel Huisman would be the man to turn to.

Since making his debut on American television, the Dutch actor has won over the hearts of women everywhere.

The 33-year-old has starred in hit shows such as Game of Thrones, Orphan Black and Nashville.

Sexy isn't a word you'd think Disney wants its characters to be associated with but Huisman playing Charming isn't far-fetched.

The New York Times dubbed him "the equivalent of the modern prince charming (a.k.a. a tech millionaire)" in its The Age of Adaline review.
 

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times

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