Brandy to reprise Cinderella position in ‘The Pocketwatch’

AFTER 25 years, singer-actress Brandy Norwood, higher recognized by her stage identify Brandy, will play Cinderella as soon as extra.

In 1997, Brandy performed the lead position in Disney’s tv adaptation of the well-known fairy story, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which was additionally produced by the late Whitney Housten. Following its premiere, the movie obtained hundreds of thousands of views on ABC, the place it first aired.

Nevertheless, this time, as a substitute of a younger ingenue, Brandy’s Cinderella would be the mom of one of many characters within the newest instalment of the Descendents film franchise, titled The Pocketwatch.

Brandy’s Cinderella would be the mom of Chloe (Malia Baker), her daughter with Prince Charming. Additionally starring within the movie will likely be singer Rita Ora as he Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, whereas her daughter Pink will likely be performed by Kylie Cantrall. The plot entails the 2 daughters going again in time by way of a magical pocket watch, to cease an impending coup.

Brandy, 43, made historical past as the primary Black girl to painting Cinderella. Final 12 months, in an interview with Individuals, she expressed her gratitude for with the ability to function an inspiration to different black ladies by means of her position because the Disney princess.

She stated: “I’m fairly certain, I do know, for different ladies that seem like me – Black ladies that seem like me – it impressed them to dream larger and to know that they will do something in the event that they put their minds to it. I do know it impressed ladies my age at the moment.”

The Pocketwatch is directed by Jennifer Phang, from a script by Dan Frey and Russell Sommer. The movie will debut on Disney+, though the precise date has not but been set.