Since the fable first entered the collective public mind centuries ago, there have been countless interpretations of the “Cinderella” story. It’s a sweet story of a poor girl who is forced to look after her stepmother and two stepsisters and is rescued from the ash heap by her fairy godmother. She attracts the prince’s attention with a dress and an enchanted carriage… but everything unravels after midnight. She must rely on her honesty and kindness to reconcile with the prince and win his love and throne after leaving only a single glass slipper behind.
From “A Cinderella Narrative” to Rogers and Hammerstein’s Broadway-based version of the story, hundreds of variations on this immensely well-known fairytale have been adapted for the cinema. According to Deadline, Amazon’s version of the story began as Sony Pictures’: the streaming giant just bought the picture for distribution after Sony repeatedly postponed the film’s release.
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What will it be about, who will be in it, and when will it be released? You will not have to wait until 12 a.m. to find out.
What is the release date for Amazon’s Cinderella?
According to Screen Rant, the film was initially scheduled to be released on February 5, 2021. According to Deadline, “Cinderella” was then moved back until the summer of 2021, probably July. But, thanks to Amazon’s recent acquisition of “Cinderella,” the picture will instead be released worldwide on the streaming site this autumn – at an uncertain date as of yet. To further confirm a new date, Amazon has not produced a trailer for the film.
If Amazon wants the picture to be considered for an Academy Award, it’ll almost certainly have a limited theatrical release to go along with its digital distribution. The picture must be released by the winter of 2021 in order to be considered for such awards in 2022. With Amazon requesting an autumn release and the film fully produced and edited to meet the February deadline, it’s doubtful that much post-production time will be required to complete a finished version of the picture. So, at the very least, Cinderella will be available to watch by late November 2021.
In Amazon’s Cinderella, who is the leading lady?
According to Vulture, Camila Cabello, a chart-topping pop singer and former member of Fifth Harmony, will play Cinderella in Amazon’s adaptation, which will be her big-screen acting debut. Billy Porter, the Emmy-winning star of “Pose,” will play Fab G., who Vulture describes as a genderless fairy godparent.
Other cast members include Idina Menzel, who will play Cabello’s love interest, Prince Robert, and Nick Galitzine, who will play her villainous stepmother Vivian. Queen Beatrice is played by Minnie Driver, while Robert’s father, the king, is played by Pierce Brosnan. Cinderella’s stepsisters will be played by Maddie Baillio and Charlotte Spencer, and her footmen and mouse companions will be played by John Mulaney, Romesh Ranganathan, and James Corden. The Town Crier will be played by Missy Elliott. Tallulah Greive, who plays Princess Gwen, Luke Latchman, Fra Free, who plays Hench, and Mary Higgins, who plays Princess Laura, are among the cast members, according to Broadway World. Also in the cast is Beverley Knight.
Corden, together with Leo Pearlman, Jonathan Kadin, and Shannon McIntosh, serves as a co-producer on the picture, which also has executive producers Louise Rosner and Josephine Rose.
This adaptation was written by Kay Cannon, who also directed it.
What can we expect from Amazon’s Cinderella?
Viewers may expect a “twist” on the familiar fable, according to Deadline. While the story’s framework will likely stay mostly unchanged, right down to the glass slippers and love waltzing, Vulture reports that the film will be “musically driven,” combining mainstream songs with new Cabello songs. The “heroine is an ambitious young woman whose goals are larger than the world will allow,” according to the plot summary.
“[p]roducer James Corden and the filmmaking crew have taken this famous fairytale and reimagined it with a fresh, inspiring viewpoint that will appeal with viewers and families across the world,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, in an interview with Deadline.
It remains to be seen how this will vary from the many musical and feminist interpretations of the material that have previously surfaced and been disseminated. Will there be additional surprises, such as the stepsisters being lovely, the stepmother’s motives for being nasty, or the royal family being less hospitable — or more convoluted — than they appear at first? Viewers will have to wait until the fall to see if this business endeavour turns into a large pumpkin.