Get excited, people, because filming for Sony’s upcoming live-action remake of Cinderella has officially wrapped! That means we are one step closer to seeing the brand new, reimagined version of the classic fairytale, and we can’t wait!
For those who missed it, the one and only Camila Cabello is set to make her acting debut for the magical movie. She’s going to play the princess that we all know and love, and we know she’s going to completely slay the role! And it turns out, she’s not the only big star who is going to appear in the flick. Yep, the cast is full of so many legendary actors and talented singers, and just wait until you see who was chosen to play the handsome Prince Charming!
So who is starring in the movie, you ask? When does it come out? What do we know about the plot so far? How is it going to differ from the other versions that are out there? And have the stars shared any behind-the-scenes pictures from on set? Here’s everything we know so far about the new Cinderella movie…
Who Else Is Starring In ‘Cinderella?’
Drum roll please… Nicholas Galitzine (who fans may recognize from his previous roles in The Beat Beneath My Feet, High Strung, Handsome Devil, The Changeover, The Watcher in the Woods, Share and Chambers) was cast as Prince Charming, and boy, is he perfect for the role!
Frozen and Glee star Idina Menzel is going to play the evil stepmother. As for Cinderella’s evil stepsisters, Maddie Baillio (who has acted in Dumplin’ and Hairspray Live! in the past) and Charlotte Spencer (who is known for starring in Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps, Dark Shadows, Wild Bill, Les Misérables, The Living and the Dead, Glue and more) were chosen — how exciting?!
But that’s not all. Pose alum Billy Porter is going to portray the Fairy Godmother, while famed-actor Pierce Brosnan was cast as the king! Plus, Minnie Driver is going to play Queen Beatrice, James Corden, Romesh Ranganathan and John Mulaney are going to star as the mice and Missy Elliot will appear as a Town Crier. Nikkita Chadha, Luke Latchman, Fra Fee and Tallulah Greive have also joined the cast.
Who Is Behind The New Movie?
Besides starring in it, Corden (who is a talk show host on his own show, The Late Late Show With James Corden, and is behind the hilarious series Carpool Karaoke) is also producing the upcoming film! And get this — it turns out, it was actually his idea in the first place! Kay Cannon (who was behind the Pitch Perfect movies) is directing it.
How Do We Know That Filming Has Wrapped?
Baillio shared the exciting news that production was finished on September 28, 2020.
“You’re not crying I’m crying. That’s a wrap. I already miss everyone,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories. “We went through so much this year. Let’s do a sequel.” Yes, please!
When Is ‘Cinderella’ Coming Out?
Mark your calendars, people, because the remake is set to hit theaters on February 5, 2021! That means we’re only a few months away now, and we’re seriously freaking out.
What Has The Cast Said About The Movie?
Porter revealed to Insider that the upcoming flick is going to be different than the classic version of Cinderella that we’re all used to. He explained, “It’s not about women needing a man for validation. It’s about women empowering themselves, and that’s a really great message to be sending out into the world.”
When asked about what it was like to work with Cabello, he added, “She’s awesome. She’s talented, she’s sweet, she’s a doll. She really understands what’s happened to her, and she’s thankful and grateful and all the things that you would like to see. It’s beautiful. She’s like a sponge on set. This is her first movie, so she’s just a sponge and it’s really sweet to see.”
Oh, and there’s even some rumors circulating the web that the “Havana” songstress is going to cover Beyoncé‘s hit song “Single Ladies” during the movie!
Has The Cast Shared Any Photos From On Set Of The Movie?
Yep, the directer shared a snap of Cabello and Menzel on set on September 27, 2020, and it made us even more pumped for the new movie.
“Reveling the time I have left shooting with Cinders, @camila_cabello and her NOT evil stepmother, @idinamenzel (there are no villains in this movie),” she captioned it.
Back in February when production had first began, Cabello took to Instagram to celebrate! She shared a picture with her costars, writing, “Some of the wonderful Cinderella cast.”
What Is ‘Cinderella’ Even About?
Cinderella was made famous by Disney in 1950, when they released an animated version of the fairytale, but the story actually dates back to long before that. The first version of Cinderella was reportedly recounted by the Greek geographer Strabo sometime between around 7 BC and AD 23! Wow, who knew?!
For those who don’t know, it’s about a girl who is forced to live with her evil stepmother and stepsisters after her dad tragically passed away. They made her to do so many chores and treated her terribly, but with the help of her mice friends and her fairy godmother, she was able to sneak out one night to attend the ball! At the event, she kept her identity a secret, but when she dazzled the Prince he instantly fell in love with her. Unfortunately, because the magic was going to wear off at the strike of 12, she had to leave the ball in a hurry to get home, and she accidentally left one of her glass slippers behind. After that, the Prince set out to find his mystery girl, and he tried the shoe on every woman in town. Eventually, he found Cinderella and rescued her from her evil family, and the two lived happily ever after.
We can’t wait to see Sony’s take on the story. Ugh, can it be February 5 already?!
Are There Any Other Live-Action Movies We Should Be Excited About?
It turns out, there’s a lot of remakes in the works! Disney recently announced that they’re turning Peter Pan into a live-action movie, and Yara Shahidi is going to make history in it as the first person of color to portray Tinker Bell! Alexander Molony (who made his acting debut in 2017 and has starred in TV shows like The Reluctant Landlord and Claude) is going to star as the boy who doesn’t want to grow up, and Ever Anderson (who briefly appeared in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, but hasn’t acted in anything else) is set to play Wendy. Wow, talk about a dream team.
There’s also a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid coming soon, and we can’t wait! Halle Bailey is going to play the red-haired mermaid, plus, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy and Jonah Hauer-King are also set to star in it. Harry Styles was originally being eyed for the role of Prince Eric, but he ultimately turned it down to focus on his music.
There’s also a new movie called Cruella (based off of 101 Dalmatians) coming to theaters on May 28, 2021, and Emma Stone is starring in it! Plus, Disney has announced that Pinocchio, Bambi, Lilo & Stitch, Robin Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Hercules are all getting live-action adaptations too! They also confirmed that there’s an Aladdin sequel and a Jungle Book sequel in the works, and based off how great the first movies were, we know the sequels are going to be epic!
That’s not all. Rumors also hit the web earlier this year that the network is going to remake the movie Tangled, and get this — Dove Cameron even tweeted that she wants to play Rapunzel! Until Disney confirms the news, that’s just speculation for now, but we really hope this is true!