Cinderella (2021 film)

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Directed byKay Cannon
Produced by
Screenplay byKay Cannon
Story byJames Corden
Based onCinderella
by Charles Perrault
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • February 5, 2021 (2021-02-05)
CountryUnited States

Cinderella is an upcoming American romantic musical comedy film directed by Kay Cannon, based on the fairy tale of the same name.


A poor, ambitious orphan gets her wish to meet a prince granted.




On April 9, 2019, Columbia Pictures announced a musical retelling of Cinderella, with Kay Cannon writing and directing the film, with James Corden having story credit and producing the film through Fulwell 73 with Leo Pearlman, Jonathan Kadin, and Shannon McIntosh.[2]


In April 2019, Camila Cabello was cast as Cinderella.[2] In October 2019, Billy Porter and Idina Menzel were cast as the Fairy Godmother and Cinderella’s stepmother, respectively.[3][4] On December 4, 2019, Nicholas Galitzine was cast as the prince.[5] On December 11, 2019, Pierce Brosnan was cast as the king.[6] On January 9, 2020, Maddie Baillio and Charlotte Spencer were cast as Cinderella's stepsisters.[7]


Principal photography began on February 13, 2020 in the UK.[8] Filming was suspended on March 16 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.[9]


In April 2019, it was announced that Camila Cabello was working on the music for the film.[2]


In June 2019, the film was slated for release February 5, 2021.[10]


  1. ^ O'Kane, Caitlin (March 3, 2020). "Billy Porter reveals he will play Fairy Godmother as "genderless" in upcoming "Cinderella" remake". CBS News. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c McNary, Dave (April 9, 2019). "Camila Cabello to Star in New 'Cinderella' Movie for Sony". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (October 10, 2019). "'Pose' Star Billy Porter in Talks to Play Fairy Godmother in 'Cinderella'". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (October 11, 2019). "Idina Menzel in Talks to Play Evil Stepmother in 'Cinderella'". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 4, 2019). "Camila Cabello 'Cinderella' Finds Its Prince In UK Actor Nicholas Galitzine". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (December 11, 2019). "Pierce Brosnan to Play the King in Camila Cabello's 'Cinderella'". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Lefkowitz, Andy (January 9, 2020). "Maddie Baillio & Charlotte Spencer Join Starry Cinderella Movie Musical as Stepsisters". Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  8. ^ Cannon, Kay (February 13, 2020). "Day 1 of shooting down. A gazillion more days to goooooooo! #director #writer #filmmaking". Instagram. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  9. ^ Tom Grater (March 16, 2020). "Sony's 'Cinderella' Musical UK Shoot Shut Down For Two Weeks Over Coronavirus". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  10. ^ Nissen, Dano (June 9, 2019). "'Cinderella' Musical Comedy, Kevin Hart's 'Fatherhood' Get Release Dates". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.

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