Regina King and Dana Dane Team Up for Cinderfella Film
Emmy-winning actress and director Regina King is teaming up with legendary rapper Dana Dane to turn his 1987 hit Cinderfella into a modern-day hip-hop opera. For those of you unfamiliar with the rap classic, Cinderfella tells the story of a guy from Brooklyn who’s treated badly by his two step-brothers. In swoops his fairy godfather, Hurb, who eventually saves the day just in time for the big house party. But instead of glass slippers, Hurb treats Cinderfella to a fresh pair of sneakers.
According to published reports, the script is done and casting is presently underway.
The film adaptation of Cinderfella is reportedly a part of Regina’s two-year production deal she inked with ABC earlier this year.