The filming for Disney’s ‘Disenchanted,’ the sequel to the 2007 hit ‘Enchanted,’ is set to get underway in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow as production crews work on transforming the Irish village into a Disney fairytale scene.
Disney Studios Ireland confirmed in a tweet on May 17 that production had officially begun on 'Disenchanted.'
#Disenchanted has started production! The movie is directed by Adam Shankman and stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jayma Mays, Kolton Stewart, Oscar Nuñez and Gabby Baldacchino.#Disenchanted coming in 2022! pic.twitter.com/5jQ0TDvvBF— Disney Ireland (@DisneyStudiosIE) May 17, 2021
Earlier in May, lead actors Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams, who are reprising their roles from the 2007 surprise smash hit, both confirmed on social media that they had arrived in Ireland to film a new project.
Turns out that Dempsey spent his first two weeks in the Emerald Isle ‘hiding out’ at the Co Derry homestead of Olivia Burns, a luxury candlemaker.
Judging by Dempsey’s social media, he’s certainly smitten with Ireland and all it has to offer. On May 24, he shared a selfie on Instagram saying he “loves” being in Ireland and that he’s having so much fun filming Disenchanted:
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Adams, however, hasn’t been as public with her Irish whereabouts, but she was reportedly spotted in a Dublin museum over the weekend and she told US television host Seth Meyers last week that it's been "really wonderful" being in Ireland.
In recent weeks, both locals and visitors have been chronicling Enniskerry's Disney transformation ahead of filming 'Disenchanted:'
Our local village (#Enniskerry)gradually being transformed into a giant film set as #Disney prepares to film a follow-up to #Enchanted . Filming will go on through the Summer. A real buzz in the locality! pic.twitter.com/xfv7v5gs5h— Gavin Barrett (@ProfGBarrett) May 14, 2021
This house down the road is getting pimped for use in the @Disney movie #disenchanted. Great for the local economy but jeez ... a lot of money to spend ... what do youse think? pic.twitter.com/qW2xc9kTIW— Deirdre (@coolfoodschool) May 19, 2021
buzzed through enniskerry on the way home from a forest walk earlier and got to see some v cute disney shopfront setups for filming disenchanted 🏰💫 pic.twitter.com/kivj3nNRoH— karyn (@redlemonader) May 22, 2021
The Tavern is seriously taking shape..... Our Off-licence remains open as always during the transformation so John and...Posted by The Enniskerry Inn on Saturday, May 22, 2021
On May 24, RollingNews.ie shared a series of photos as Enniskerry continues its Disney transformation: