Parents Beware: Sony’s Re-Imagined CINDERELLA Casts Billy Porter as Fairy Godmother
By Allyson Vannatta, Staff Writer
The upcoming reboot of CINDERELLA is a far cry from the wholesome classic you may love.
Sony’s adaptation of CINDERELLA is still in pre-production, but there’s one big character change that parents should know about.
One of the most iconic characters is getting a make-over.
Cinderella’s fairy godmother will be portrayed by Billy Porter (LIKE A BOSS).
The casting of Porter as the godmother is sad to hear, as this fairytale has been a family favorite since it was first released.
This news should make fans of the movie extremely cautious as to what other moral elements could be changed in the new adaptation.
Although he hasn’t commented on the news of being cast as the fairy godmother, Porter did tell E! News everything he knows about the project.
“The only thing I can know is that I am calling it a Cinderella for the #MeToo era. That’s all I really know,” said Porter.
The re-imagined musical comedy will follow Cinderella, who is portrayed by pop star Camilla Cabello, as her dreams are bigger than the world will allow.
James Corden (CATS) is producing the tale along with Leo Pearlman of fulwell 73 productions, Jonathan Kadin and Golden Globe winner Shannon McIntosh. Kay Cannon will direct the movie and Louis Rosner is attached to the project as an executive producer.
Idina Menzel (FROZEN), is set to be the stepmother, Pierce Brosnan (TOMORROW NEVER DIES) will portray the king and Nicholas Galitzine (HIGH STRUNG) is set to portray Prince Robert. According to Deadline, Maddie Beillio (HAIRSPRAY LIVE) and Charolette Spencer are also attached as the stepsisters.
CINDERELLA is set to hit theaters February 5, 2021.
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