Class of 2005 GC Alum Ola Shokunbi Gets Screenplay Picked Up By Disney

Disney has acquired a pitch for Sadé, a live-action fairytale film about an African Princess, based on an original idea by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, which has Dope director Rick Famuyiwa attached to produce. Shokunbi and Palmer will co-write the screenplay. It centers on a young African girl named Sadé who, when her kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force, accepts her newly discovered magical warrior powers to protect herself and her people. With the help of the kingdom's prince, Sadé embarks on an adventure that will allow her to embrace what makes her special and save the kingdom. This picture will mark a first-time that an original Disney princess fairytale is led by a female African character.