Pierce Brosnan Joins Sony’s Cinderella Musical
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Pierce Brosnan has joined Sony Pictures’ upcoming reimagining of the classic fairytale Cinderella, which will be led by two-time Grammy nominee Camila Cabello as the titular princess.
Brosnan, who is set to play the musical comedy’s resident king, will be joining previously announced cast members Emmy winner Billy Porter, Tony winner and Frozen II star Idina Menzel, and Nicholas Galitzine, who are portraying the roles of fairy godmother, the evil stepmother, and the prince, respectively.
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.
Brosnan is currently working on a number of projects, including The King’s Daughter, False Positive, The Misfits, and the Will Ferrell/Rachel McAdams comedy Eurovision.
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.