According to reports, the live-action musical adaptation of Cinderella would skip the theatres in favour of an Amazon Prime premiere. Camila Cabello plays the lead role. James Corden’s Cinderella, starring Senorita’s Camila Cabello, will be released on Amazon Prime later this year, avoiding its original theatrical release. The decision was made with the coronavirus pandemic in mind.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Sony’s live-action musical version of Cinderella will skip the theatres and instead premiere on Amazon Prime.
Camila was set to make her Hollywood debut in the film, which was set to hit theatres in June 2021. The release dates have been pushed back even further due to an increase in Covid-19 cases and the closure of theatres. However, as the fight to stop Covid-19’s unleashing destruction keeps happening, the filmmakers turned to Amazon Prime to release the much-anticipated film, avoiding the traditional theatrical release.
Blockers writer-director Kay Cannon is directing the iconic adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Cannon is best known for writing the Pitch Perfect musical comedies, but she got her start on NBC’s 30 Rock, for which she was nominated for three Emmys. With Blockers, she made her directorial debut. James Corden, an actor and television host, will produce the film alongside Leo Pearlman, his Fulwell73 partner. Corden came up with the concept for the modern version of Cinderella on his own. The studio behind the film, Sony, is rushing the project into production.
Cabello’s decided to start acting follows the massive success of her solo debut album Camila. Her hit single Havana is the most-streamed song by a female artist on Spotify, and she earned two Grammy nominations this year. At the end of 2016, the 22-year-old singer parted ways with the girl group Fifth Harmony.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony has sold a variety of its films to streaming services during the pandemic. As a result, the studio will reserve some licencing rights to Cinderella, similar to other agreements it has made.