Get ready for a new Cinderella story that has nothing to do with Disney. Singer Camila Cabello has been tapped to star in this new version, which is based on an original idea conceived by Late Late Show host James Corden.
According to Variety, the film, which will be a musical take on the classic, is being fast-tracked at Sony Pictures. Kay Cannon, the screenwriter behind the Pitch Perfect series and the director of Blockers, will write and direct the movie. Corden and Leo Pearlman will produce the picture via their Fulwell73 production company.
Plot details are being kept hush-hush, but The Hollywood Reporter noted that Cinderella is being "described as a modern reimagining of the traditional tale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother."
The most well-known Cinderella film is Disney's animated version, which was released in 1950. In 2017, the Mouse House put out a live-action movie starring Lily James as the title character, Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother, and Richard Madden as the prince. It earned more than $543 million worldwide, and helped launch Disney's new series featuring live-action remakes of its most popular animated movies.
Another beloved take on the fairy tale was the 1997 television movie Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, which aired on ABC and featured Brandy in the title role, Whitney Houston as Fairy Godmother, Bernadette Peters as the stepmother, and Whoopi Goldberg as the mother of the prince.