Sony's Cinderella remake is already taking shape. Pose's Billy Porter is reportedly in talks to join the cast, possibly as Cinderella's fairy godmother. Camila Cabello will lead as the film's eponymous heroine, and it's rumored that Broadway star Idina Menzel may also join the mix. Kay Cannon, who helmed the Pitch Perfect trilogy, will direct the movie while The Late Late Show's James Corden produces.
The remake of the fairytale is slated to release on February 5, 2021. Read on to find out who will next bring the beloved classic story to life!
Billy Porter as the Fairy Godmother.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Pose actor is in talks with Sony to appear as the tale's fairy godmother. Porter, who recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor for his work on the hit FX show, also has some musical background on Broadway. His lead role on the musical Kinky Boots earned him a Tony and Grammy in 2013.
"When I was 11 years old, my journey to truth began when I discovered the Tony Awards washing dishes in my kitchen, and the performance of Jennifer Holiday and the cast of Dreamgirls at the Tony Awards took my breath away," he said in his Tony acceptance speech. "That moment changed my life. And I am here today."
Camila Cabello as Cinderella.
In April 2019, The Hollywood Reporter announced that pop singer Camila Cabello would star as the lead role of Sony's fairytale adaptation. While the Grammy-nominated singer and former Fifth Harmony member has many musical achievements under her belt, the movie-musical will be her first time professionally acting.
Idina Menzel as the Evil Stepmother.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Broadway star Idina Menzel is in talks to play Evelyn, Cinderella's evil stepmother in Sony's rendition. The Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer and actress has originated many iconic Broadway roles, like Maureen in Rent and Elphaba in Wicked. She also works as the voice behind Else in Disney's hit princess movie, Frozen.
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Watch this space to see who else joins the upcoming retelling of Cinderella.
From Harper's Bazaar U.S.https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a29442280/cinderella-sony-cast/