Natasha Henstridge is set to play the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella’s Revenge, a horror take on the classic fairy tale
Natasha Henstridge of the first two Species movies and John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars, among other credits, has signed on to star in Cinderella’s Revenge, which gives the classic fairy tale a horror twist. Filming is already underway in the UK, with Andy Edwards (Zombie Spring Breakers) directing for Sobini Films.
Starring Lauren Staerck (Curse of Jack Frost) as Cinderella, this take on the fairy tale will show us what happens when Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters and stepmother push her too far, leading her to swap her glass slippers in pursuit of blood-soaked vengeance with the help of her Fairy Godmother.
My immediate assumption was that Henstridge would be playing the wicked stepmother, but she’s actually taking on the role of the Fairy Godmother.
Henstridge and Staerck are joined in the cast of Cinderella’s Revenge by Stephanie Lodge (Jack & Jill: The Hills of Hell), Beatrice Fletcher (Wrath of Van Helsing), Megan Purvis (Cannibal Troll), Ricardo Freitas (Conjuring the Plastic Surgeon), Stephen Staley (Dinosaur Hotel), Mike Kelson (Dragon Fury: Wrath of Fire), William Marshall (Demons at Dawn), Peter Watson (Once Upon a Time in Hollyweird), Zach Devereux (Punch), and Darrell Griggs (Curse of the Scarecrow).
Cinderella’s Revenge is being produced by Mark L. Lester, Cami Winikoff, Jessica Mathis, and Sobini Films’ Mark Amin.
Amin told Deadline, “Cinderella is the most famous fairy tale in the world. We were able to develop a great horror script that is also a female empowerment story with global appeal.“
Cinderella’s Revenge isn’t the only Cinderella horror movie in the works right now. As we reported yesterday, director Louisa Warren is gearing up to make back-to-back horror versions of fairy tales with Cinderella’s Curse, filming this month, and Sleeping Beauty’s Massacre, filming in August.
Are you interested in seeing fairy tales turned into horror movies? Does Cinderella’s Revenge sound interesting to you? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.
Building off the concept of Cinderella isn’t enough to get me interested right away, but the cast of Natasha Henstridge as the Fairy Godmother does make me more interested in Cinderella’s Revenge than I might be otherwise… So I’ll take a “wait and see” approach to this one.
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