Following her pop career as a solo artist and previously as a member of Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello is making her acting debut in the musical rom-com in the leading role. Although no official release date has been set, it will be available on Amazon Prime Video later this year after Sony Pictures granted the streaming service the film’s worldwide premiere rights.
The film had been postponed several times and was scheduled to hit theaters in July. However, Sony will continue to release it in Chinese theaters. Kay Cannon, a former writer for 30 Rock, has written and directed the upcoming fairytale film. Cannon is also the creator of the Pitch Perfect film series.
Cinderella movie will be retold in musical form, with the misunderstood and hardworking heroine finally meeting her Prince Charming. Billy Porter of Pose will play Cinderella’s fairy godparent alongside Cabello, while Idina Menzel of Frozen will play Cinderella’s evil stepmother.
Cinderella’s story was first brought to life on screen in Disney’s 1950 animated film, which featured songs such as “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” Cabello and Menzel will contribute original music to the upcoming film.