CINDERELLA FINDS ITS PRINCE: British star Nicholas Galitzine has landed the role of Prince Robert in Sony’s forthcoming Camila Cabello-toplined Cinderella. Deadline reports that he landed the role after wowing filmmakers in readings. He joins Idina Menzel as Evelyn, the evil stepmother and Billy Porter as the fairy godmother. Kay Cannon is writing and directing, with James Corden producing and helping with the writing. Cinderella will drop Feb. 5, 2021.
MULAN TRAILER DROPS: Disney has released a new look at the live-action remake of the 1998 animated hit Mulan. The story follows a young woman who risks all to become one of China’s most iconic warriors. Liu Yifei stars, with Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film drops March 27th, 2020.
WOODY HARRELSON, JUSTIN THEROUX TO STAR IN WATERGATE SERIES: Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux have signed on to star in and exec produce The White House Plumbers, which follows E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), who planned the Watergate burglary that toppled Richard Nixon from his presidential perch. The five-episode series hails from Veep writers and executive producers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck. “We're excited to bring together such a talented team to take on this fascinating look at the internal machinations that brought down the Nixon White House,” said HBO president of programming Casey Bloys. “We’re especially happy to welcome both Woody and Justin back to HBO and are looking forward to getting started.”
MARIA BAMFORD MENTAL HEALTH TALK SHOW SET: The new streamer Topic has unveiled premiere dates for new series and set a third. What’s Your Ailment?!, an eight-episode talk show, will be fronted by comedian Maria Bamford and drop December 26th. The eight-episode Rough Draft, featuring sit-downs with writers, including Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Steven Canals (Pose), Ramy Youssef (Ramy) and activist-rapper Vic Mensa, has been set. Soul City, a horror stories series that follows the multicultural world of an American city and its black population, has also been scheduled. It is created by directing duo Coodie and Chike (ESPN 30 for 30’s Benji). First Look Media launched streaming platform Topic on November 21.