Disney's 'Frozen' Is Back For Round Two And Our Favorite TV Dad Is Joining The Cast
Sterling K. Brown and Evan Rachel Wood are part of the upcoming sequel, and we can't wait to find out how.
Frozen is everywhere. Chances are that you've seen it multiple times, whether you're a parent or not. The Academy Award-winning film melted our icy little hearts five years ago, and now it's back for a second chapter. Frozen 2 will start production soon, and for the first time in forever (get it?) we won’t have to wait too long, as it’s slated to release in November 2019. Our beloved original characters will reclaim their roles as Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), and Olaf (Josh Gad), but what's extra exciting is the film's roster of fresh faces. Fans of NBC's This Is Us, rejoice! There are whispers — OK, more like shrieks — that Sterling K. Brown has joined Frozen 2. TV's favorite dad (also known for his role in FX's The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and a stint on Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is sure to rock the sequel, though we don’t have deets on his role quite yet. Westworld fans will also be thrilled as Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores on the HBO series) is joining up, too, and we just can't let this go (teehee). Despite the mystery, here's what we do know: Both Brown and Wood are anything but voiceover rookies. Brown recently joined The Angry Birds Movie sequel and Wood played the lead role in 2015’s Strange Magic, which was the first Lucasfilm-produced animated feature to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios.
If you're anxious for the new Frozen or happen to be timing it with the birth of your next child, here's something to hold you over: The film was adapted for Broadway earlier this year, and has already been nominated for three Tony awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Jennifer Lee), and Best Original Score (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez). The musical features twice as much music as the movie, with 12 new songs. There's also reportedly nudity, which makes sense for a production that's a bit more progressive than films of Disney’s past. Fans have even campaigned on social media to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in Frozen 2.
It'll be a while before we find out if the film took an LGBTQ-friendly turn, but for now, you can catch the story on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in New York. In 2019, the musical will hit the road for its North American Tour.