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Sequel to Warner Bros.' 'A Cinderella Story' Begins Production

The sequel to 2004's Warner Bros. film "A Cinderella Story" starring Hillary Duff as Sam Montgomery, has begun production in South Africa. Pictured are Erica Hubbard, Julie Gonzalo and Kady Cole who played Sam's nemeses (Warner Bros. Photo).

LOS ANGELES – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that principal photography has commenced on the next installment of “A Cinderella Story: If The Shoe Fits,” filming in Cape Town, South Africa.

The musical film stars Sofia Carson (“Descendants”) in the lead role of Tessa (“Cinderella”), Academy Award nominee Jennifer Tilly (“Bullets Over Broadway”) as the cruel stepmother Divine, and Thomas Law (“EastEnders”) as The Prince. Staying with the timeless magic of the Cinderella fairytale, this contemporary musical finds Tessa Golden (Sofia Carson) forced to go on vacation with her evil stepmother, Divine, and evil stepsisters, Olympia and Athena.

Once at the posh resort, she realizes she was brought only as a servant to assist the stepsisters as they compete for the lead roles in a live musical performance of “Cinderella” with Reed West, the infamous pop-star, as the Prince. Tessa secretly dreams of auditioning but Divine forbids it. Georgie, a make-up artist, transforms Tessa’s identity to “Bella Snow” so she can audition without Divine and her mischievous daughters getting in the way. Now, Tessa must juggle her dual identities as the demands of her stepfamily, the Prince and the show complicate things!

“This movie will have you singing and dancing in your seat as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you this new musical version of the treasured fairytale,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. “With the uplifting story that has captivated audiences over and over again, we are really excited to bring this contemporary take on the ageless classic to homes this year.”

This is the fourth film in the “A Cinderella Story” series produced by Dylan Sellers (“The Giver,” “St. Vincent,” “Cody Banks”). Other titles include “A Cinderella Story,” “Another Cinderella Story,” and “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.” The film is directed and choreographed by first-time director Michelle Johnston, who choreographed and co-produced the first three installments, and has worked repeatedly with such directors as David Fincher and Rob Marshall, and written by Elena Song (“Bring it On” series). Jenny Hinkey (“Veronica Mars”) serves as the line producer/executive producer. The creative team includes cinematographer, Robert Brinkmann, production designer, Karel Flint, costume designer, Wolfgang Ender and music supervisors Jojo Villanueva and Trygge Toven. Original Songs by The Math Club.

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