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Billy Porter is reportedly in talks to join the brand new live-action Cinderella cast, and we can’t quite contain our excitement!
The Emmy-award-winning actor (he won the accolade for his unforgettable role as fierce and fabulous ballroom emcee Pray Tell in Pose) is in talks to play the part of the Fairy Godmother in the Sony/James Corden musical remake.
We already know that he has an impressive set of pipes thanks to his several spine-tingling musical numbers in Pose, as well as his Tony-award-winning performance in Kinky Boots.
Camilla Cabello will play the role of the leading lady, and will reportedly also be involved with the music.
It will be interesting to see how James Corden, director Kay Cannon, and producer Leo Pearlman will breathe new life into the 1950s Disney classic.
It has already received two live-action remakes (in 1997 starring Brandy, Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg, and in 2015 starring Lily James) and a number of adaptations (hello A Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff!) but we have high hopes for the latest Sony version too.
It is being described as “a modern reimagining” of the classic fairy-tale, and was reportedly built around an idea that James Corden had. We’re intrigued…
According to Sony, the movie is currently slated for release on February 5, 2021.
Do you think Billy Porter will be the perfect Fairy Godmother?*
*(Rhetorical question – we already know the answer!)