E! Online is reporting that Dreamgirls star Anika Noni Rose will voice the title role in Walt Disney Pictures’ The Frog Princess, coming in 2009.
Written/directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, the animated musical is set in the legendary birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, and will introduce the newest Disney princess, Maddy, a young African-American girl living amid the charming elegance and grandeur of the fabled French Quarter. From the heart of Louisiana’s mystical bayous and the banks of the mighty Mississippi comes an unforgettable tale of love, enchantment and discovery with a soulful singing crocodile, voodoo spells and Cajun charm at every turn.
Randy Newman will write songs and the score for the film.