Chris Pine Wants Luca Guadagnino to Direct ‘Princess Diaries 3’: That Would Be ‘F*cking Fire’

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Chris Pine hopes he just found Luca Guadagnino’s next project: Disney’s “Princess Diaries 3.”

The actor and “Poolman” director proposed collaborating with the “Challengers” director for the third franchise installment during Entertainment Weekly’s Role Call Youtube series.

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“‘Princess Diaries 3,’ where is it?’ Have you been reading my diary?” Pine quipped when revisiting his past roles. “I don’t know. I haven’t heard anything about it.”

However, Pine did have his own pitch for the film.

“You know, like, what it would be? It would be like a Luca Guadagnino film,” Pine said. “[If he] directs ‘Princess Diaries 3,’ now that is fucking fire.”

Of course, “Princess Diaries 3” would have to come after Guadagnino’s “Separate Rooms” with Lea Séydoux and Josh O’Connor. Guadagnino is also debuting “Queer” at Cannes 2024.

Pine hasn’t been publicly linked to the next “Princess Diaries” film, but his role in the 2004 sequel proved to be a turning point in his career. Pine recently said during NBC News’ “Sunday Today with Willie Geist” that his $65,000 salary was “absolutely earth-shattering” and made him feel like he actually “started working” in Hollywood after auditioning for years.

“I got that $65,000 and I just remember distinctly knowing in that moment that my life had changed somehow, even though $60,000 at the end of the day turned out to be about $15,000,” Pine said. “That [money] lasted no time at all.”

“Princess Diaries” lead star Anne Hathaway confirmed the long-awaited third film is in “a good place” with development. “That’s all I can say,” Hathaway told V magazine. “There’s nothing to announce yet. But we’re in a good place.”

The script is being penned by Aadrita Mukerji (“Supergirl”), with original “Princess Diaries” veteran Debra Martin Chase set to produce and “The Other Woman” screenwriter Melissa Stack executive producing. No casting details have been made public, and nor has the plot been revealed.

Will Guadagnino take Pine’s advice to direct after the passing of original filmmaker Garry Marshall? Only time will tell…

At least if Guadagnino did, the “Princess Diaries” team would know that they would only have to do one or two takes per scene.

“It’s exciting when you observe performance,” Guadagnino told the New York Times of his approach to directing. “I will quit the moment in which I know that I’m going to be lazy or bored or I don’t have this energy of seeing performance happening — which, by the way, doesn’t need to take 90 takes. I think this movie is an average of one or two. The lead aspect of cinema must be performance, it must be character. If you put your imagery in front of the performers, then the movie becomes kind of stilted and a bit rigid. […] I hate pushing. If it’s great, why do you have to torture people?:

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