Disney has been on a thirsty “LET’S TAKE OUR MOST BELOVED ANIMATED MOVIES AND TURN THEM LIVE-ACTION” kick lately, which, honestly, doesn’t always go as expected. But please be advised that the cryogenically frozen spirit of Walt Disney is not, in fact, responsible for the upcoming live-action version of Cinderella. Turns out Sony is out here coming for Disney’s brand with its own rendition of the classic fairy tale and—no offense to the 2015 version with Lily James—it’s already my favorite. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Cinderella live-action movie, starting with this very important fact:
Camila Cabello Is Playing Cinderella
Not sure how she found time in her busy schedule of walking around the streets of Florida with Shawn Mendes to take on a project of this magnitude, but here we are. And on top of playing Cinderella, Camila is also in charge of the music for the film, so expect good things, duh. Like, this movie better feature a bunch of live-action mice singing “Señorita,” that’s all I’m saying.
— Sony (@Sony) April 9, 2019
Just one note re: the music—because Disney has nothing to do with this project, classic songs from the animated Cinderella (think “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”) likely won’t be included.
Billy Porter Is Playing the Fairy Godmother
Just a quick moment to !!!!!!!!!!!! This casting is perfection, and Billy already spilled some details to CBS, confirming that he’s playing the role as genderless:
“It hit me when I was on the set last week, how profound it is that I am playing the Fairy Godmother—they call it the Fab G. Magic has no gender. We are presenting this character as genderless—at least that’s how I’m playing it. And it’s really powerful.”
A post shared by Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) on Feb 27, 2020 at 6:12pm PST
Filming Was Postponed Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Much like it halted literally everything else in life, COVID-19 shut down production of Cinderella back in March. The film was originally set for a February 2021 release date, but something tells me it’s not coming out until this pandemic is behind us. Camila posted photos from set, though, so at least you can get an idea of the vibes:
A post shared by camila (@camila_cabello) on Feb 10, 2020 at 12:42am PST
Idina Menzel Is Set to Play the Evil Stepmother
Again, perfect casting is perfect.
A post shared by Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) on Dec 25, 2019 at 10:06am PST
(P.S. For those of you who don’t know, Idina plays Elsa in Frozen.)
Meet Your New Husband, Prince Charming, aka Nicholas Galitzine
In case you’re in a state of “Whomst?” this guy stars in Chambers and is in the upcoming Craft reboot. Also, apparently, he “wowed the filmmakers in many chemistry readings.”
A post shared by Nicholas Galitzine (@nicholasgalitzine) on Mar 17, 2020 at 1:56pm PDT
The Supporting Cast Is Star F*cking Studded
Let’s see…per Deadline, Pierce Brosnan is playing the king, Minnie Driver is playing the queen, Missy Elliott is playing the town crier, and the mice include the likes of John Mulaney, Romesh Ranganathan, and James Corden (who’s also producing).
Literally cannot wait for life to be normal so I can see this movie. And, you know, safely leave my house in general.
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