Sony’s next Cinderella The adaptation is to skip the cinemas and go directly to streaming. The studio has kept the details surrounding its adaptation of the classic fairy tale under wraps, distributing first-look images sparingly. Cinderella It was originally set to hit theaters on February 5, but Sony delayed the film along with four others. Kay Cannon, Director of Blockers, is directing the film after writing the screenplay for the adaptation.
Pop star Camila Cabello will star as the title character, with Billy Porter taking on the role of Fab G, a genderless fairy godmother. Idina Menzel is taking on the role of the evil stepmother, Vivian, and the rest of the cast is just as stacked. Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, John Mulaney, James Corden, and Missy Elliot are all set to star. Sony initially delayed Cinderella into the summer, awaiting a July release date for the film. Recent developments for theaters indicated that the studio could stick to the release date, but apparently things have changed.
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Variety Reports that Cinderella it will skip a theatrical premiere entirely. While Sony will retain the rights to the film in China, Amazon will have distribution rights elsewhere. No release date has been set for when Cinderella It is coming to Prime Video, but it will probably be later this year.
It seems unlikely that Amazon sticks to CinderellaOriginal release date of July. The streamer has successfully landed several high-profile theatrical releases during the pandemic, including the Eddie Murphy sequel. Coming 2 America. The streamer also picked up Chris Pratt’s sci-fi blockbuster. The war of tomorrow. That movie is slated to hit Prime Video on July 2, so Amazon will likely want to give that movie a break before debuting in the star-studded fairy tale.
Sony is one of the last remaining large studios that does not have its own streaming service and this has put them in a difficult position during the pandemic. Warner Bros. solved its theatrical problem by controversially releasing its 2021 list in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day. Netflix never had to worry about this in the first place, as most of its movies go straight to streaming anyway. While no specific details about the deal were revealed, Sony likely received a hefty check for Cinderella and they just signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, so despite their struggles during the pandemic, things are looking up for the studio.
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