Billy Porter better start practicing his “bibbidi-bobbidi-boo”s. The Pose star has officially signed on to play the Fairy Godmother in Sony’s upcoming live-action Cinderella film.
The 50-year-old actor confirmed the news during a panel at the 20th New Yorker Festival on Saturday, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect fit.
The film is based on an original idea from James Corden and will take a modern spin on Disney’s animated 1950 classic. The Late Late Show host is also set to produce while Kay Cannon (Blockers and Pitch Perfect) will direct and pen the script.
Porter joins an already star-studded cast, including singer Camila Cabello in the titular role. Porter, who recently won an Emmy for outstanding lead actor for his work on the hit FX show Pose, also has quite the musical background. He starred in the lead role in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, and even took home a Tony and a Grammy for his performance. Wow.