Cinderella 2021: who stars in cast with Camila Cabello, where was it filmed - and Amazon Prime release date

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Cinderella has been bibbity-bobbity brought into 2021 in Amazon’s latest release, a new take on the age-old folk Disney fairytale.

Forget being locked in a basement and befriending mice while waiting on Prince Charming to save you - Camila Cabello waits for no one.

The star-studded cast is dripping in British royalty (of the TV kind) and is set to be a hit when it is released in September.

So, who is in the cast and what is Cinderella’s 21 century reboot about? This is what you need to know.

What is the plot of Cinderella (2021)?

A dream is a wish your heart makes - and James Corden’s dream of a Cinderella remake is exactly what viewers can expect.

The British actor and US talk show host’s idea of the musical rom-com has been brought to life by writer and director Kay Cannon.

It involves a downtrodden Ella who doesn’t plan on being confined to her step mother’s basement, a genderless fairy godmother and a feisty self-starter who fights the confides of the patriarchy to become a successful businesswoman.

Ella is a dressmaker with ambitions of travelling the world, but her stepmother has already promised she will marry and settle down with a village man, Thomas.

When a chance meeting leads to the prince falling in love with Ella, she receives an invite to his ball and plans to go and showcase her dresses, but she is stopped by her stepmother.

Along comes an utterly fabulous fairy godmother who ensures Ella will go to the ball, but when the prince asks her to marry him, she declines as she plans to focus on her career.

But will she fall for love or pursue her career - will her dreams really be to become a queen and live happily ever or chase her ambition? You’ll need to watch to find out.

Who stars alongside Camila Cabello in Cinderella?

If a TikTok video of James Corden and Camila Cabello stopping traffic in LA while twerking along the road with a flash mob didn’t publicise that they are the stars of Cinderella, then this article is here to inform you in a more subtle manner.

Alongside Corden and pop sensation Cabello, a string of British acting and comedic talent also feature in the film.

Cabello takes on her first acting role as Ella, following huge success as a solo artist since departing from US band Fifth Harmony.

Handsome Devil star Nicholas Galitzine stars as Prince Robert, the modern version of Prince Charming.

A voice recognisable by any Frozen fan will also star, as Elsa voiceover Idina Menzel will star in Cinderella as the wicked stepmother. She will be accompanied by Dumplin’s Maddie Baillio and Sanditon‘s Charlotte Spencer as the ugly step sisters.

A former James Bond will also be making an appearance in Cinderella, as Pierce Bronson plays the fiercely handsome, dapper Prince Rowan. This will be his second musical, having starred in Mamma Mia! (2008).

Kinky Boots star Billy Porter (also known for his role in American Horror Story), will be starring as non-binary fairy godmaother, also known as Fab G.  The American singer and actor stole the show Cinderella premiere, turning up in a gown with wings.

James Corden will  be joined by other comedy stars from the UK, as he takes on the role as a footman for Ella’s carriage, accompanied by comedians James Acaster and Romesh Ranganathan who play mice.

Where was Cinderella filmed?

The filming of Cinderella began in February 2021, in London’s Pinewood Studios, but was cancelled the following month due to the Covid pandemic.

The crew were also spotted at Blackpool pleasure beach, where they reportedly filmed scenes with the famous tower in the backdrop.

The Prince’s castle is actually Blenheim Palace, located in the town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. The interior of the palace was also used to film the movie’s library scenes.

When is Cinderella released on Amazon Prime?

Cinderella will be released on Amazon Prime on Friday 3rd September 2021.

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