Disney classics have a renaissance with their live-action (but peppered with CGI) remakes and the adaptations just keep coming, as Cinderella will have her turn again, this time with a musical twist.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Cinderella musical is in the works at Sony, with pop star Camila Cabello signed on to star and Kay Cannon (Blockers) directing. This will be Cabello's feature film debut.
Plot details are scarce but it's said to be a modern retelling of the original tale. Late Late Show host James Corden came up with the story and is producing with Leo Pearlman and the documentary production house Fulwell 73. Corden is musically inclined, known for his Carpool Karaoke sessions with celebrities and having starred in 2014's star-studded fairy tale Into the Woods.
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Live-action Disney remakes hit paydirt in the last few years with films such as Beauty and the Beast. Dumbo, in theaters now, topped the box office on its opening weekend, though the flying elephant performed below expectations. Next out the gates are Aladdin and The Lion King this summer.
Cinderella is an often-riffed and beyond-twice-told tale of a beautiful handmaid and her wicked step-family. It was adapted for the screen once before in this decade as a feature directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett. It wound up grossing $543 million worldwide.
Singer, songwriter and pitchwoman Cabello rose to fame as a member of the all-girl pop group Fifth Harmony before going solo in 2016. She will have a hand in writing the music for the film on top of starring.