Amazon's Cinderella Trailer Has Killer Cast With Pierce Brosnan And Idina Menzel Joining Camila Cabello

Julie Andrews, Lily James, Brandy and Drew Barrymore have been among the many on-screen Cinderellas we’ve seen lose her slipper on a stairway over the years. Now it's almost time for 24-year-old pop singer Camila Cabello to run home in a ball gown before midnight with Amazon Prime’s musical take on Cinderella and with a look at a new trailer, the cast alone is enough to be sold on another glass slipper fitting.

Aside from the 24-year-old “Havana” singer starring as Ella in a modern take that the to-be princess as a talented fashion designer, we also have a solid look at who will be starring alongside her and it includes Frozen’s Idina Menzel as her wicked stepmother, Mamma Mia’s Pierce Brosnan as the king and Billy Porter as Cinderella’s fairy godmother. Did I tell you, or did I tell you?

In the trailer above, we get an exciting introduction to what to expect from the Cinderella movie this September and it has some seriously great talent involved along with some especially incredible fashion moments from Camila Cabello’s Ella. Now this has got to be the first time we’ve seen the character don a pantsuit , but she did tell her fairy godmother she wants to be a ‘business woman’ this time around!

Camila Cabello as Cinderella in pantsuit

(Image credit: (Amazon))

Other notable cast members joining Cinderella include Minnie Driver as the queen and James Corden as one of Ella’s mice friends, who turns human by the good-til-midnight wish she is granted. The movie was written and directed by Kay Cannon, who previously helmed 2018’s Blockers and wrote Pitch Perfect 2 and 3 along with episodes of New Girl and 30 Rock.

If you caught wind of the ensemble singing and dancing to Janet Jackson’s "Rhythm Nation," your ears did not deceive you. Cinderella is set to be a jukebox musical that will also feature new music by Camila Cabello as well. Some other songs reportedly in this Cinderella are Madonna’s “Material Girl” covered by Idina Menzel, Jennifer Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud” by Camila and The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” by the film’s Prince Charming, played by The Craft: Legacy’s Nicholas Galitzine.

The last iteration of Cinderella was in 2015 through Disney’s more emotional and reflective version starring Lily James without the music numbers. This one seems to be focusing on some especially fun elements of the fairytale, by taking the character’s love of fashion to another level. As the trailer teases, perhaps Ella is going to the ball to show off her latest fashion piece rather than looking to be swept away by a prince.

It looks like Cinderella is going to put a major twist on the classic story as Camila Cabello’s version seeks to follow her dreams to be a fashion designer amidst all the lively music numbers to come. Cinderella is coming to Amazon Prime on September 3. While we wait for Ella's ball, check out what other movies are coming up next with our 2021 movie release schedule.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.