Brandy To Return And Star As Cinderella In New ‘Descendants’ Film ‘The Pocketwatch’ At Disney+
Brandy is set to return to the role of Cinderella as she will star in Disney+‘s upcoming Descendants franchise film, The Pocketwatch.
She reprises the role that she played in 1997’s Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Rita Ora has also been cast in the role of the evil Queen of Hearts from ‘Alice in Wonderland.’
Brandy and Ora join previously-announced cast members.
Malia Baker, Ruby Rose Turner, Morgan Dudley and Joshua Colley and Melanie Paxson have also been added.
Character descriptions are as follows:
Brandy as “Cinderella,” the classic Disney character, who is elegant, warm, good-hearted and diplomatic.
Ora as the withholding, tyrannical “Queen of Hearts,” who rules over the kingdom of Wonderland with an iron fist.
Cantrall as “Red,” the rebellious 16 year-old daughter of the Queen of Hearts. Red knows she’ll never get the Queen’s approval, so she finds ways to provoke her mother and stir up trouble.
Baker as “Chloe,” the cheerful 16 year-old daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming, who is book smart and athletic, but her privilege makes her somewhat naive about the real world.
McClain returns as “Uma,” daughter of the infamous sea-witch Ursula, a role she previously played in “Descendants 2” and ”Descendants 3.” Strong and fierce, Uma always fights for what she thinks is right.
Reneé as “Ulyana,” the younger sister of Ursula. She’s a teen sea-witch and mean-girl bully with eight wicked tentacles and a crew of lackeys.
Turner as “Bridget/Young Queen of Hearts,” who is sweet-natured, bubbly, generous, and the complete opposite of her grown-up self.
Dudley as “Ella/Young Cinderella,” who is blunt, pragmatic and has a bit of a chip on her shoulder about being forced to work for her wicked stepmother.
Colley as “Hook,” one of Ulyana’s sycophants, a rich kid with a hoop earring and a shiny hook where his left hand should be. His arrogance is only surpassed by his vanity.
Paxson returns as “Fairy Godmother,” the wise and kind headmistress of Auradon Prep, who appeared in all three “Descendants” movies.
Here’s the official description of the Descendants movies and its newest addition in ‘The Pocketwatch’:
The “Descendants” movies unfurled an imaginative mythology of two new lands, idyllic Auradon and the ragtag Isle of the Lost, home to the teenage progeny of Disney’s most iconic characters and notably, its most notorious villains. The bold new story of “The Pocketwatch” returns to these lands and also takes audiences through the rabbit hole to the hostile unincorporated territory of Wonderland, a magical, mysterious place made famous in “Alice in Wonderland.”
The expansive new story finds polar opposites Red and Chloe crossing paths at a momentous celebration in Auradon when unexpected chaos breaks out. In order to prevent an impending coup, they must join forces to travel back in time, via a magical pocket watch created by the Mad Hatter’s son, to stop an event that would lead to grave consequences.
The script for ‘The Pocketwatch’ was written by Dan Frey and Russell Sommer.
Jennifer Phang serves as director and co-executive producer. Production designer Mark Hofeling also returns to the franchise. Alexis Frank Koczara and Christine Smith Shevchenko are the casting directors and Suzanne Todd and Gary Marsh are the executive producers.