Nicholas Galitzine cast as the Prince in Sony’s Cinderella
According to Deadline, British actor Nicholas Galitzine has successfully landed the role of Prince Robert in Sony Pictures’ upcoming reimagining of the classic fairytale Cinderella, which will be led by two-time Grammy nominee Camila Cabello as the titular princess.
Galitzine will be joining previously announced cast members Emmy winner Billy Porter and Tony winner and Frozen star Idina Menzel, who is portraying the roles of fairy godmother and evil stepmother, respectively.
Galitzine’s film credits include The Beat Beneath My Feet, High Strung, Handsome Devil, The Changeover, and Share. He also recently starred in the Netflix series Chambers opposite Oscar nominee Uma Thurman. Galitzine will next be seen Blumhouse’s The Craft reboot which will be directed by Zoe Lister-Jones.
The musical film remake of Cinderella is said to be a modern re-imagining of the classic fairytale of the orphaned girl with an evil step-mother featuring a musical bent. Kay Cannon, who wrote the Pitch Perfect comedies, earned three Emmy nominations for NBC’s 30 Rock and directed last year’s comedy Blockers, will direct and write the film.
The idea for the project stems from an original idea from late-night talk show host James Corden, who will produce alongside his Fulwell 73 partner Leo Pearlman. The studio is putting the Cinderella film on the fast-track for production.
Production is expected to start next year in February for a February 5, 2021, theatrical release.
Cabello was originally a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. After going solo, the singer’s single, Havana, hit #1 on the Hot 100, Billboard 200, and Artist 100 charts, as well as becoming the most-streamed song ever by a female artist on Spotify. The Cinderella project will serve as Cabello’s feature acting debut, and she will also be involved in the music for the movie.