Minnie Driver and Missy Elliott have closed out the casting on Sony’s musical ‘Cinderella’ joining Pierce Brosnan and James Corden.
Minnie Driver will take on the role of Queen Beatrice, while Missy Elliott will play the Town Crier. Comedians John Mulaney, Romesh Ranganathan, and James Corden as the mice/footmen.
The retelling of the fairy tale comes from ‘Blockers’ writer-director Kay Cannon with Pierce Brosnan set to play the kingdom’s king and father to the handsome Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine) – the love interest of Camila Cabello’s Cinderella who this time out is an ambitious young woman with dreams bigger than the world will allow. The film is a musical comedy that re-imagines the traditional ‘Cinderella’.
Billy Porter will play the fairy godmother and Menzel is the evil stepmother. James Corden, who is credited with the original idea for the project, is producing the feature project with Leo Pearlman, his partner at Fulwell 73. Jonathan Kadin and Shannon McIntosh will also produce.
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The film is set to open February 5th 2021.
Driver, who has mainly found her home of TV series, has previously appeared as ‘Dahlia Molloy’ on the FX television series, ‘The Riches’, for which she won a Golden Globe award. She has also recently set-up a dramedy series based on the Texas Monthly article ‘A Tree is Known by Its Fruit,’ which is in development at FX.
Elliott is best known for her musical work as a five-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer and producer who has sold over 30 million records in the US, with multiple hit singles, that include ‘Get Ur Freak On’.