James Corden has been cast in the upcoming adaptation of Cinderella and some film fans aren’t impressed.
From Into The Woods and The Prom to Yesterday, the Late Late Show host has landed himself a fair few impressive roles recently, worlds away from his roots in the likes of Gavin and Stacey.
When it was revealed that he’s also set to appear in the new version of Cinderella alongside stars including Camila Cabello and Billy Porter, some have questioned his casting.
‘The devil works hard but James Corden’s agent works harder,’ one Twitter user joked, while another added: ‘Someone tell Rishi Sunak that people in the arts don’t need to retrain, it’s just that James Corden is taking all the jobs.’
‘If i had a nickel for every time james corden got cast as an anthropomorphic animal in a movie musical, i’d have two nickels. which isn’t a lot, but it’s weird that it’s happened twice,’ one more said.
‘Somebody has to make a study about how james corden find his way into EVERY musical movie,’ another added.
Others were left confused at the reaction, with one questioning: ‘What’s the word for obsessive sneering at the harmlessly genial James Corden? He seems like a nice man.’
James (R) appears alongside Romesh Ranganathan (L) and James Acaster (Picture: Prime Video)
‘The most surprising thing about this trailer was Romesh Ranganathan and James Corden. Big fan of a league of their own but will be strange seeing them together in Cinderella,’ another asserted.
James is set to star alongside James Acaster and Romesh Ranganathan as footmen in the adaptation – and we’re hyped for the British comedy representation.
They’ll be appearing alongside Senorita hitmaker Camila as Cinderella, Billy as the Fairy Godmother and Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Robert.
Also joining the star-studded cast are Idina Menzel as Cinderella’s stepmother, Pierce Brosnan as King Rowan, and Minnie Driver as Queen Beatrice.
The new film goes back to basics as it shows downtrodden Cinderella, who spends her days in the basement of her home making dresses under the label Ella, while her stepmother and ugly sisters lord it over her.
Meanwhile King Rowan and Queen Beatrice throw a huge ball in a bid to find a wife for Prince Robert.
Thanks to her Fairy Godmother and three lovable but clumsy footmen, she gets to the ball, but her meeting with the prince doesn’t exactly go to plan. You know, glass slippers, midnight, that whole shebang…
Where this Cinderella differs is that our girl is torn between wanting to be a princess and live a life of luxury, and standing on her own two feet and making a go of her dressmaking business. A truly relatable dilemma.
Cinderella is out on September 3 on Amazon Prime Video.
Credit: Original article published here.