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In the mood for family-friendly movie this Labor Day weekend? “Cinderella,” Kay Cannon’s musical reimagining of the classic fairytale starring Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, and Pierce Brosnan, premiered on Amazon Prime on Friday.
“Cinderella” centers around Ella (Cabello), an ambitious dressmaker with hopes of one day owning her own shop. With the help of her fairy godfather, Fab G (Porter), Ella perseveres to make her dreams come true, and catches the eye of Prince Robert (Galitzine).
“While so many elements of the classic Cinderella tale are timeless, I really wanted to reach a new generation through contemporary touches on many of the aspects that felt outdated,” Cannon explained in a press release. “The opportunity to turn some of those classic tropes on their heads was exciting to me, and I couldn’t wait to retell this in a way that’s more relatable to what girls, including my almost-eight-year-old daughter, and young women are going through today.”
“Our Cinderella is not just some pretty face waiting to be saved by a prince,” added Cannon. “She’s vocal, active, fearless. and witty; she has dreams and craves independence. Her main priority is her career in a time when women couldn’t have one. Our Cinderella is someone that parents can watch their kids look up to in a new way, and my hope is that families will laugh, dance, and sing while watching this movie together.”
An Amazon Prime membership costs just $12.99 a month, but the platform is currently running a promotion where new subscribers pay just $1.99 for the first week — which means you can join today and instantly stream “Cinderella” as well as other movies in the massive Prime Video library including other Amazon Prime originals such as “Invincible,” “Bliss,” “The Boys,” “Modern Love,” “Annette,” “Coming 2 America,” “Val,” and “Without Remorse.” You can also find thousands of TV shows and movies on Prime Video from the likes of Hulu, Disney+, Paramount+, Showtime, and Starz, all of which can be included to your subscription as add-on channels.
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“Cinderella” is produced by Leo Pearlman, James Corden, Jonathan Kadin, and Shannon McIntosh. In honor of the film’s release, Amazon Prime Video recently announced that it will debut an exclusive “Rebel Step Shop” experience in collaboration with designer, Onitsuka Tiger, at The Grove in Los Angeles on September 4 and 5.
The “Rebel Step Shop” will immerse guests in the world of Cinderella with shareable moments putting the magic directly in the hands of fans. During the first-come-first-serve experience, fans will be able to sign up for a chance to customize and take home an exclusive pair of the newly revealed Onitsuka Tiger P-Trainer PRZM sneakers designed in collaboration with the film.