*July 2021 Update*
As we all know by now, Disney has been on a thirsty "LET'S TAKE OUR MOST BELOVED ANIMATED MOVIES AND TURN THEM LIVE-ACTION" kick lately. Which, honestly, doesn't always go as well as they'd like. But please be advised: The frozen spirit of Walt Disney is not, in fact, responsible for the upcoming live-action version of Cinderella. It turns out Sony is coming for the brand with its own rendition, and no offense to the 2015 version with Lily James, but this one is already my favorite.
Here's what you need to know about the upcoming movie, starting with this extremely important piece of news:
Camila Cabello is playing Cinderella.
Not sure how she found time in her busy schedule of walking around the streets of Florida with Shawn Mendes to take on a project of this magnitude, but here we are. And on top of playing Cinderella, Camila is also in charge of the music for the film, so expect good things, duh. Like, this movie better feature a bunch of live-action mice singing "Señorita," that's all I'm saying.
Just one note re: the music—since Disney has nothing to do with this project, classic songs from the animated Cinderella (think, "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes") likely won't be included.
The teaser trailer is packed with glittery costumes.
What’s a Cinderella remake without glitter everywhere, amirite? Camila posted the first look at her fairy-tale musical movie moment on June 30, and the premiere date can't come soon enough:
Speaking of premiere date and how to watch Cinderella...
Get yourselves ready for a virtual ball, because the movie is expected to drop on Amazon Prime come September 3.
Variety delivered this news in early May 2021, saying Sony initially wanted to bring it to theaters, but given the pandemic and people’s comfort levels, they went with a streamer. My couch movie nights have never been more prepared.
The first set photos give a sense of what's to come.
Let me just ask this right off the bat: How the heck does Camila look so good in such plain clothes??
And let's not forget the beauty that is the photo of Camila and her Prince Charming, Nicholas. I mean, it's only one photo, but Nick can stare into my eyes any day of the week. And before you ask—YES, I NOTICED THAT GORGEOUS DRESS.
Billy Porter is playing the fairy godmother type.
Just a quick moment to !!!!!!!!!!!! This casting is perfection, and Billy already spilled some details to CBS, confirming that he's playing the role as genderless:
"It hit me when I was on the set last week, how profound it is that I am playing the Fairy Godmother—they call it the Fab G. Magic has no gender. We are presenting this character as genderless—at least that's how I'm playing it. And it's really powerful."
I mean, just look at him and tell me he isn’t the epitome of glamour:
Idina Menzel is playing the evil stepmother.
Again, the casting is perfect.
Meet your new husband Prince Charming, aka Nicholas Galitzine:
In case you're in a state of "whomst?" this guy stars in Chambers and is in the upcoming Craft reboot. Also, apparently he "wowed the filmmakers in many chemistry readings."
Of course the supporting cast is star-studded.
Let's see...per Deadline, Pierce Brosnan is playing the King, Minnie Driver is playing the Queen, Missy Elliott is playing the Town Crier, and the mice include the likes of John Mulaney, Romesh Ranganathan, and James Corden (who's also producing).
Filming was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Much like it halted literally everything else in life, COVID-19 shut down production of Cinderella back in March. The film was originally set for a February 2021 release date, but something tells me it's not coming out until this pandemic is behind us. Camila posted photos from set, though, so at least you can get an idea of the vibes:
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.