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 Post subject: Cinderella (Sony)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:46 pm 
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Camila Cabello’s world will never be the same. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is set to make her feature acting debut, teaming up with Kay Cannon, the director of Blockers, for a new telling of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella.

Cabello will not only star in the project, set up at Sony's Columbia label, but also will be integrally involved in the music for the film. The idea for the new take on Cinderella grew from an original idea from James Corden, the late-night talk show host who has made major musical inroads thanks to his popular "Carpool Karaoke" segments.

Plot details are being kept in a shoebox but the story is described as a modern reimagining of the traditional tale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother, with a musical bent thrown in for good measure. Sony is putting the project on the fast track for production.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:19 am 
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It's modern, so I probably won't like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Cinderella (Sony)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:51 pm 
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The film is moving forward and has been dated for 2021. It's described as a musical comedy.

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Of note, Kay Cannon’s re-imagination of Cinderella starring multi-platinum pop artist and Grammy nominee Camila Cabello will open on Feb. 5, 2021.
Source: https://deadline.com/2019/06/camila-cab ... 202628505/

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Kadin’s first project will be producing alongside James Corden and Leo Pearlman for the upcoming musical-comedy Cinderella starring Camila Cabello. The movie is scheduled to begin prep this fall.
Source: https://deadline.com/2019/06/sony-execu ... 202638192/

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:08 am 
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Thanks for the info. Hm musical comedy. Ok. I like seriousness but maybe this will be really funny and heartfelt like everyone says Pretty Woman is.

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Yikes. This sounds like it should be another one of the Cinderella Story spinoffs instead.. especially given the casting. Also, if they're even going to bother with another musical Cinderella, would it really kill them to just greenlight an actual movie based on Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella? The 2013 revamp is fresh enough for the big screen and if they're dead set on a modern-day interpretation, it could very easily be adapted...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:26 am 
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Just wanted to say Kay Cannon is extremely talented and I'm up for any project she gets attached to. She wrote "Pitch Perfect" as well as several episodes of "30 Rock" and was the creator of the highly underrated Netflix show "Girlboss" (the biggest disappointment I've ever had with Netflix was cancelling that series after one season). Cannon also made her directorial debut with the really funny comedy "Blockers."

I'm looking forward to seeing her put her spin on "Cinderella."

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 Post subject: Re: Cinderella (Sony)
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I would love to see a theatrical version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella! It still needs a better book and new songs that fit the score instead of re-using old songs that were never intended for Cinderella, but using some of the last book and new songs could make a fantastic film. I'd love to do that film myself.

But 30 Rock and Blockers are fantastic, so, yay!

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I would love to see a theatrical version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella! It still needs a better book and new songs that fit the score instead of re-using old songs that were never intended for Cinderella,


I'm only familiar with the Leslie Ann Warren & Brandy movies; could you educate me on what the new Broadway songs never intended for Cinderella were intended for?


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Since my autism makes me obsessed with Cinderella I always love talking about it and will very gladly inform you of the repurposed song histories!

In the 1965 Lesley Ann Warren version, my personal favorite of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, it was the first time they added a song that Rodgers and Hammerstein had not writtten specifically for their Cinderella. Oscar Hammerstein, book writer and lyricist, had died, but Richard Rodgers was still alive to personally cast Lesley as Cinderella and decide that the Prince would sing "Loneliness of Evening", from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. It was a song meant for the character Emile of that show, but was cut eventually.

For the 1997 Brandy version, Richard Rodgers had long passed away, but Disney thought they could add old Rodgers and Hammerstein songs in anyway. They added "The Sweetest Sounds", "Falling in Love with Love", and "There's Music in You". "The Sweetest Sounds" was a song with both music and lyrics from Richard Rodgers, from the 1962 musical No Strings, sung by Cinderella and the Prince in the Brandy movie. "Falling in Love with Love" was from the 1938 Rodgers and Hart musical The Boys from Syracuse. They had the stepmother sing it in Cinderella probably because you don't cast Bernadette Peters in a musical and not have her sing. "There's Music in You" was from a 1953 movie where Rodgers and Hammerstein were creating a song, for the sake of a movie about a man creating a Broadway show and for some reason Rodgers and Hammerstein are seen creating a song for a show in the movie too, and the movie is called Main Street to Broadway. They wrote a song where an older sister told her younger sister about what marriage would be like now that she was getting married, so it really fit for the Fairy Godmother to sing it to Cinderella as she got married. So that is "There's Music in You".

The songs added to Cinderella on Broadway were "Me, Who Am I?", "Now is the Time", "Loneliness of Evening", and "There's Music in You". "Me, Who Am I?" came from the unsuccessful 1953 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Me and Juliet. It gets sung by the Prince in the beginning of the Broadway show.. "Now is the Time" was originally meant for Emile in South Pacific, for him to tell Nellie why he killed a man in France (a military move I think, he's not a murderer!), but it was cut because it felt contradictory for him to be standing still on stage while singing of action. "Now is the Time" is sung by Jean-Michel, a revolutionary man, in Cinderella. "Loneliness of Evening" is sung by both Cinderella and the Prince, and "There's Music in You" is sung by the Fairy Godmother again.

So did I explain well?

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 Post subject: Re: Cinderella (Sony)
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Thank you!! You explained it perfectly! How do you feel about the recycled songs being in the various versions? Would you have preferred brand new songs?


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Oh, good, I explained well! I feel the old songs repurposed for Cinderella are hit or miss, but regardless of how good the songs are or how well they fit in, I just don't think they should have put old non-Cinderella songs in on principle. Every single old non-Cinderella Rodgers and Hammerstein song used for Cinderella's TV versions are absolutely great, really beautiful pieces of music, sure. Except I don't like "Me, Who Am I?" or "Now is the Time". But I just think Richard Rodgers should have written some new tunes and/or some other living writers come up witn their own new tunes for the show when it got revived and expanded. Something similar to how Candide was done, where new writers attributed their own songs to the old show as it was revived, and also Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz, where the musical-theatre genius added his own songs to the old film's songs. Except I hate "Nobody Understands Me" from that show so much.

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They should just get a drag queen and call it a day. rotfl


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Disney Duster wrote:
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz


I had no idea that this existed! You get an A+ for teaching me new things this week!! A few years ago, I'm pretty sure I made a "teach me about Broadway" thread, and you, my friend, are doing just that! Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Cinderella (Sony)
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Oh, yay, I'm glad I filled you in on yet another musical theater show blackcauldron!

MickeyMouseboy, what did you mean by that for this thread?

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