Singer-songwriter Camila Cabello will star in the re-telling of “Cinderella” by writer-director Kay Cannon for Sony Pictures.
Cabello will be involved in the music for the project, which grew out of an original idea from James Corden, host of The Late Show With Jame Corden. The film will be produced by Corden and Leo Pearlman through their Fulwell73 banner.
The new “Cinderella” will be a music-oriented version of the traditional tale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother. Sony is putting the project on the fast track for production.
Cuban native Cabello, who was part of Fifth Harmony before going solo, hit superstar status last year with her single “Havana” and her debut album “Camilla,” which debuted at No. 1 on 110 different iTunes charts around the world.
Cannon was an Emmy-nominated writer on “30 Rock” and wrote the “Pitch Perfect” comedies. She also made her directorial debut with Universal’s comedy “Blockers,” starring Kathryn Newton, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena.