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Billy Porter has given us a very small – but very significant – insight into the new live-action Cinderella remake.

We told you a few months ago that the Emmy-winning Pose star was in talks to play the role of the fairy godmother (a dream casting, we must say) but very little info about James Corden’s musical remake had come out. Until now…

Billy Porter teased that although he didn’t know much about the movie, as filming doesn’t start for another few months, he did know that it will have a very modern update…

“The only thing I can know is that I am calling it a Cinderella for the #MeToo era,” he told E! News.

“That’s all I really know.

“We start filming in February and I have only had preliminary conversations about it over the phone.”

Does this mean that Cinderella will no longer need her Prince Charming to save her from her wicked stepmother and stepsisters? Does she go and find him herself instead of waiting for him to search the kingdom? Will she even leave her life behind to marry a man she had only just met? Who knows – but we’re excited to find out!

Camila Cabello will star as Cinderella, while Kay Cannon is set to write and direct. The live-action musical comedy remake is currently slated for release on February 5, 2021.

Mark those calendars!