There’s a new Fairy Godmother in town! Actor Billy Porter recently announced that he’ll play the role in Sony’s soon-to-be live-action remake of Cinderella.

Over the weekend Porter confirmed the report during a panel at the 20th New Yorker Festival. The Emmy award winner will star in the film alongside performer Camilla Cabello.

Porter told writer Rachel Syme during the New Yorker Festival, “I’m going to be playing the Fairy Godmother in the new Cinderella.” As for his other projects, the actor added, “I just signed a book deal, I’m working on my memoir.” Porter continued, “I have a new movie coming out with Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek, in January, called Like a Boss.”

So who else will star in the fairy tale turned big-screen blockbuster? While no other celebs have confirmed their involvement, reportedly Idina Menzel may nab the role of the wicked stepmother.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Billy Porter via Instagram 



A New “Pippi Longstocking” Movie Is in the Works with the Producer of “Harry Potter”

Camila Cabello Is Set In a Reimagined Version of “Cinderella” & We Can’t Wait

“The Little Mermaid Live!” Trailer Is Here & It’s Can’t-Miss TV