• Billy Porter to play Fairy Godmother in upcoming 'Cinderella' movie

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    NEW YORK -

    Billy Porter is taking on an iconic role in an upcoming live-action "Cinderella" movie from Sony.

    The "Pose" star, known for his fashion sense, confirmed he will play the Fairy Godmother, who comes to the aid of the title character in the film, People reported.

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    "I have a couple movies that I'm working on," he said at Saturday's 2019 New Yorker Festival, ET reported. "I'm gonna be playing the Fairy Godmother in the new Cinderella movie with Camila Cabello."

    The news comes after Deadline reported Idina Menzel is in talks to play the evil stepmother, Evelyn. 

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cabello will also provide music for the film.

    The movie is based on an idea from late-night talk show host James Corden and will reportedly be a modern retelling of the fairy tale.

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