Vanessa Hudgens returns to Netflix for The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Staff Reporter | On 30, Oct 2019Reading time: 1 mins
Come on, let’s switch again, like we did last Christmas. That’s the tune presumably going round Netflix and Vanessa Hudgens’ head this winter, as they prepare to reteam for a sequel to The Princess Switch.
The seasonal rom-com saw thenHigh School Musical star play Chicago baker Stacy, who was invited by the Royal Family of Belgravia to compete in an annual regal tournament. While there, she crossed paths with her lookalike, Margaret, the Duchess of Montenaro. With one week before Christmas, and with Margaret about to marry, they swapped places for the holiday season, so they each could taste the other person’s life. With Stacy boasting a handsome co-worker and Margaret’s fiance a dashing prince, there are no prizes for guessing what happened.
“Vanessa Hudgens is doubly charming in this enjoyably silly seasonal take on The Prince and the Pauper,” we wrote in our review.
Now Hudgens is reprising her roles for a sequel, which sees Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherit the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with Kevin. And so it’s up to her double, Stacy, to save the day before a new lookalike, party girl Fiona, foils their plans.
The film will be written Robin Bernheim and Megan Metzger, who penned the first movie, and will again be directed by Mike Rohl, who is no stranger to festive flicks: he’s previously helmed the TV movies Miss Christmas and Love at First Bark.
Executive Producers include Amanda Phillips Atkins, Eric Jarboe, Robin Bernheim, with Hudgens producing alongside Brad Krevoy, Steven McGlothen and AJ Raich.
Principal photography is set to begin in the UK this month ready for a release next Christmas.