Brandy is getting refitted for a pair of glass slippers because she’s about to reprise her role as Cinderella for a new installment of The Descendants franchise! The uber-talented singer and actress is traveling to the kingdom of Auradon for The Pocketwatch, set in a corrupted Wonderland, where Jabberwockys hide in the shadows, caterpillars philosophize, and heads will roll.
In The Pocketwatch, Red (Kylie Cantrall), the teenage daughter of the Queen of Hearts, and Chloe (Malia Baker), the adolescent daughter of Cinderella, cross paths at a meaningful celebration at Auradon when unexpected chaos throws Wonderland into further disarray. “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,” reads the feature’s official logline.
Joining Brandy in the next chapter of The Descendants franchise is Rita Ira as the Queen of Hearts, China Anne McClain, Dara Reneé, Ruby Rose Turner, Morgan Dudley, and Joshua Colley. Additionally, Melanie Paxson will reprise her role as Fairy Godmother from other films in the Descendants series.
Released in 1997, Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella starred Brandy Norwood as Cinderella, Whitney Houston as Fairy Godmother, Bernadette Peters as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Veanne Cox as Calliope, Natalie Desselle Reid as Mireva, Paolo Montalban as Prince Christopher, Jason Alexander as Lionel, Victor Garber as King Maximillian, and Whoopi Goldberg as Queen Constantine. The story focuses on Cinderella, a simple woman with big dreams left to the mercy of her cruel stepmother and stepsisters. After Cinderella attends a royal ball at her kingdom’s heart but leaves in a rush, a prince searches for the one who got away.
Brandy’s Cinderella is a beloved version of the classic fairy tale character, and I have no doubt fans will be excited to learn about her return. If Disney is looking to cast the magic of nostalgia on audiences, Brandy’s Cinderella is the perfect fit for The Pocketwatch.