Cinderella (2021 film)

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Directed byKay Cannon
Produced by
Written byKay Cannon
Based onCinderella
by Charles Perrault
Music by
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
Edited byStacey Schroeder
Distributed byAmazon Studios
Release date
  • September 2021 (2021-09)
CountryUnited States

Cinderella is an upcoming American musical romantic comedy film written and directed by Kay Cannon from a screen story by James Corden. Based on the fairy tale of the same name by Charles Perrault, it stars singer Camila Cabello as the titular character in her acting debut, with Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Nicholas Galitzine, James Corden, John Mulaney, Missy Elliott, Minnie Driver and Pierce Brosnan starring in supporting roles. Produced by Columbia Pictures and Fulwell 73, it is a modern take from the traditional tale and follows the young Cinderella who lives with her evil stepmother and stepsisters.

Development on the film began in April 2019, when Columbia Pictures announced a musical-style film of Cinderella, with Cannon writing and directing the film, with Corden having story credit and producing the film through Fulwell 73 with Leo Pearlman, Jonathan Kadin, and Shannon McIntosh. Principal photography began in February 2020 in the United Kingdom. However, filming was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in August 2020 and concluded in September 2020.

Cinderella is scheduled to be released in September 2021, by Prime Video.[1]



In April 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]

Principal photography began in February 2020.[11] Filming was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[12] Production resumed in August 2020.[13] Production concluded in September 2020.[14]


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

In October, 2020, Idina Menzel confirmed that "[she and Camila] both have original songs as well."[15]

In its 2020 interim report, music publisher Hipgnosis Songs Fund revealed that it had placed three songs in the soundtrack for Cinderella: "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics, and "Good Times" by Chic.[16]


In June 2019, Sony scheduled the film for release February 5, 2021.[17] In January 2021, the release date was pushed back to July 16, 2021.[18] In May 2021, Sony cancelled the film's theatrical debut and announced that the film had been bought by Amazon Studios. It will be released on Prime Video in September 2021.[19][1]


  1. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (May 6, 2021). "Amazon To Premiere Camila Cabello Screen Debut 'Cinderella' In Deal With Sony Pictures". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 6, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. ^ O'Kane, Caitlin (March 3, 2020). "Billy Porter reveals he will play Fairy Godparent as "genderless" in upcoming "Cinderella" remake". CBS News. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (October 10, 2019). "'Pose' Star Billy Porter in Talks to Play Fairy Godmother in 'Cinderella'". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (October 11, 2019). "Idina Menzel in Talks to Play Evil Stepmother in 'Cinderella'". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 4, 2019). "Camila Cabello 'Cinderella' Finds Its Prince In UK Actor Nicholas Galitzine". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (December 11, 2019). "Pierce Brosnan to Play the King in Camila Cabello's 'Cinderella'". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d e D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 7, 2020). "'Cinderella': Missy Elliott, Minnie Driver, John Mulaney, James Corden & Romesh Ranganathan Join Camila Cabello Pic". Deadline. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  9. ^ Lefkowitz, Andy (January 9, 2020). "Maddie Baillio & Charlotte Spencer Join Starry Cinderella Movie Musical as Stepsisters". Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Production on Live-Action CINDERELLA to Shut Down for Two Weeks". March 16, 2020. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  11. ^ Cannon, Kay (February 13, 2020). "Day 1 of shooting down. A gazillion more days to goooooooo! #director #writer #filmmaking". Instagram. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  12. ^ Tom Grater (March 16, 2020). "Sony's 'Cinderella' Musical UK Shoot Shut Down For Two Weeks Over Coronavirus". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 17, 2020). "Camila Cabello's 'Cinderella' Movie At Sony Heading Back To Production In UK After COVID-19 Shutdown". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  14. ^ Cannon, Kay (September 29, 2020). "SAP POST: Tonight we wrapped our main unit on @cinderellamovieofficial. I just CANNOT express my love & gratitude enough to the cast & crew who helped finish this movie during a pandemic. It's not easy to pretend we're back to normal when we're not. A million thanks for all of your hard work & endless hours of mask wearing. Honestly, there's a few of you that I couldn't pick out of a lineup. Mostly, thank you for all the sacrifices you made so that we could film our jokes & songs... safely. We did it! I am filled with pride. I will never forget you nor this experience. I am forever changed. ❤️". Instagram. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  15. ^ Menzel, Idina [@idinamenzel] (October 25, 2020). "Oooh. A bunch! @Camila_Cabello is extraordinary. We both have original songs as well" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Interim Report 2020, p. 18, Hipgnosis Songs Fund
  17. ^ Nissen, Dano (June 9, 2019). "'Cinderella' Musical Comedy, Kevin Hart's 'Fatherhood' Get Release Dates". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  18. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 21, 2021). "Sony's Camila Cabello 'Cinderella' Dances To Summer, 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' To Fall, 'Uncharted' Eyes 2022 & More". Deadline. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  19. ^ Shanfeld, Ethan (May 13, 2021). "'Cinderella': First Look Images Include Camila Cabello and Nicholas Galitzine for Musical Due in September". Variety. Retrieved May 13, 2021.

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