Brandy will quickly be dusting off her ball robe and glass slippers with the assistance of some Disney magic.
The Grammy winner is about to reprise her function as Cinderella within the Disney+ film “The Pocketwatch,” which is being billed as a “music- and dance-filled” addition to the favored “Descendants” franchise. She’ll seem within the movie alongside fellow solid members Kylie Cantrall, Rita Ora and Dara Reneé.
Directed by Jennifer Phang, “The Pocketwatch” takes place within the fantasy world of 2015’s “Descendants,” which chronicles the lives of the teenage kids of a few of Disney’s most beloved characters. In line with Selection, Mia Baker will play Chloe, the cheerful however naive daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming.
A launch date for the movie was not introduced.
On Monday, Brandy shared her pleasure for the challenge on Instagram with a playful wink at her efficiency in 1997’s “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”
The Grammy winner was simply 18 when she was first solid in that tv musical, which premiered to boffo scores on ABC and likewise starred Whoopi Goldberg, Whitney Houston and Paolo Montalban.
Composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had initially conceived the musical for CBS in 1957, with Julie Andrews within the title function. A second CBS manufacturing adopted eight years later, starring Lesley Ann Warren. The 1997 model, in contrast to these earlier incarnations, boasted a racially numerous solid.
Although “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” acquired blended evaluations upon its authentic launch, it’s now considered a contemporary traditional and an everlasting testomony to Houston, who died in 2012. Final 12 months, it was added to the Disney+ streaming service amid main fanfare.
“My dreams, when I was a young girl, [were] to be a singer, have my own band and meet Whitney Houston. That was it,” Brandy advised ABC in August in honor of the film’s twenty fifth anniversary. “I had no idea that my destiny would take me to the role of Cinderella, be the first woman of color to play her, and then for Whitney Houston to be my fairy godmother.”