Princess Diaries director says Anne Hathaway is on board for third film

And he knows we all want to see Chris Pine return, too

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Grab your tiaras because a third The Princess Diaries film is in the works. 

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The news is coming straight from director Garry Marshall – and Princess Mia herself, Anne Hathaway, is said to be on board. 

“I was with Anne Hathaway a couple weeks ago, it looks like we want to do Princess Diaries 3 in Manhattan,” Marshall told People Magazine. “Anne Hathaway is very pregnant, so we have to wait until she has the baby and then I think we’re going to do it.” 

What the royal could be up to in Manhattan remains to be seen. The film and its sequel used Meg Cabot’s original books as a launch pad, rather than a direct page to screen adaptation. 

Marshall hasn’t ruled out the return of Princess Diaries fave Chris Pine either. He played rogue Nicholas Devereaux, who – as well as being dashing – threatened Mia’s place on the throne in the sequel. Although the director jokes the Star Trek actor’s schedule may get in the way. 

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“Maybe,” Marshall says. “He’s quite big now, you know.” 

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As for Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo and Heather Matarazzo reprising their roles, we’ll have to wait and see.