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It's Official: Billy Porter To Play Fairy Godmother In 'Cinderella' Live-Action Remake

It's Official: Billy Porter To Play Fairy Godmother In 'Cinderella' Live-Action Remake

Billy Porter made history last month at the 2019 Emmys when he won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He became the first openly gay African American actor to be nominated or win in the category.

In this day and age when every classic movie is being remade into live-action, one can't help but notice how fans are absolutely dreading and wanting classics to be left alone.

Be it the Lion King, Aladdin or any classic that had been recently turned into a live-action, although the movies did well, people are still not sure whether it is a good idea to remake a classic that we have all grown up watching. 

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And now, in one such live-action remake, Sony is now remaking the Disney classic Cinderella and has roped in some very interesting actors. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Billy Porter has been cast as the fairy godmother in the upcoming Cinderella musical remake. 

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The Pose star, who was recently in the news for winning an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, will now be granting some wishes to all of us. 

The news was confirmed when Porter, who was present at the New Yorker Festival on Saturday, revealed via the magazine's Instagram Story. As reported by ET Online

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"I have a couple of movies that I'm working on," he said. "I'm gonna be playing the fairy godmother in the new Cinderella movie with Camila Cabello."

Pop singer Camila Cabello will be starring in the lead role for Sony's fairytale adaptation. And that's not all. Even Broadway star Idina Menzel may also be a part of the cast.

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The live-action Cinderella remake will be directed by Kay Cannon, who also directed the Pitch Perfect trilogy. It will be produced by The Late Late Show's James Corden. Although not much details have been revealed about the movie, the remake is slated to release on February 5, 2021.

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Meanwhile, Porter made history last month at the 2019 Emmys when he won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He became the first openly gay African American actor to be nominated or win in the category.

"We are the people. We as artists are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet," he made a moving speech that was loved by everyone.

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"Please don't ever stop doing that. Please don't ever stop telling the truth. I love you all. They're telling me to please stop. God bless you. If I forgot anybody, I'm sorry. I love you all." 

Will you be watching the Cinderella live-action remake? Let us know here. 

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