Kristen Bell Will Begin Work on Frozen Sequel This Month

News   Kristen Bell Will Begin Work on Frozen Sequel This Month
 
The actress said the writers are "still doing tweaks" to the script.
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell, who voiced the role of Princess Anna in Frozen, Disney's most successful animated film, will begin work on the movie's sequel later this month, according to EW.com.

In a recent interview with collider.com, Bell said, "We’re just about to [start recording Frozen 2]. They’ve just written it and they’re still doing tweaks, but I think we should be recording this month. The story is great, and they exude quality. What I know about that whole team is that they wouldn’t just put something out to put it out. That’s why it took them so long to even announce that we were doing a second one. Generally when you have a first successful movie you want to make a second one. It took them a while because they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging and I think they found it."

The 2013 Frozen, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, is based on Hans Christian Andersen's story The Snow Queen, about a princess with the double-edged power to freeze things at will. It warmed up the box office, however, earning more than $1.3 billion worldwide. Voices for the original film were supplied by Idina Menzel, Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana. Songwriters Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez penned the award-winning "Let It Go."

When asked whether she has recorded any songs for the sequel, Bell said, "No, not yet. We record all the time for different parks or different parks that open overseas, we’ll do a mashup for the rides. So we actually get to go in — Josh [Gad] and Idina [Menzel], Jonathan [Groff] and I — all the time and record new bits of the music. When Epcot center opens we’ll record a bunch of new music. So we have little bits of Frozen in our life at all times, but I’m excited to get started on the new movie."

The stage adaptation of Frozen, as previously reported, will premiere at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017 prior to a spring 2018 Broadway arrival. The production will reunite three members of the movie’s creative team: songwriters Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who will write additional original songs for the stage incarnation, and screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee, who will write the musical’s book. The production will be directed by Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mozart in the Jungle) and choreographed by Peter Darling (Matilda and a Tony winner for Billy Elliot).

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