Meet high school student Sam (Hilary Duff), who scrubs floors at a diner, copes with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and all the while dreams of Princeton (the perfect spot for a would-be princess to find a prince). But maybe she has a Prince Charming already: her anonymous e-mail buddy (Chad Michael Murray), who arranges to meet her at the Halloween dance. Sam panics when Mr. Anonymous turns out to be the coolest guy on campus. Can he love a girl who isn't part of the in crowd? Can fairy tales come true? Sure - but only if Sam stands up for herself and turns her dreams into reality.
Set around the modern world of the music business, the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" is recast with Mary Santiago, a natural-born dancer at heart, as the orphaned, put-upon princess-to-be, working for cruel pop star Dominique and her two horrible daughters, Britt and Bree. After years of abuse at the wicked trio's hands, Mary, now a junior at ritzy Beverly Hills High School, is counting down the days until her dance audition for the prestigious Manhattan Academy of Performing Arts, where she hopes to transfer for a bright future away from Dominique and her over-demanding brood. When teen pop sensation Joey Parker returns to Beverly Hills High to finish up school like a "normal" teen, the stage is set for a masquerade dance, mistaken identity, and a search for the girl who dropped her iPod (the modern equivalent of a glass slipper) while fleeing from the dance. This modern fairy tale proves you don't need a fairy godmother to make magic happen, or to have a happy ending!
A modern twist on an enduring classic Katie (Lucy Hale), dreams of being a recording artist but is continually thwarted by her cruel stepmother, Gail (Missi Pyle), and her stepsister, Bev (Megan Park). When Katie falls hard for Luke (Freddie Stroma), the new boy at her Performing Arts school, she tries to get his attention with her singing. However, her stepmother has other ideas and her stepsister mistakenly gets credit and Luke falls for the wrong girl. At the school' talent showcase Katie must learn to believe in herself to win Luke and succeed in her dreams of getting a recording contract.
This Cinderella story, from Dylan Sellers, stars Sofia Carson (“Descendants”) in the lead role of Tessa, Academy Award nominee Jennifer Tilly (“Bullets Over Broadway”) as the cruel stepmother Divine, and Thomas Law (“EastEnders”) as The Prince. The contemporary musical finds Tessa forced to go on vacation with her evil stepmother and stepsisters, where she realizes she was brought to be a servant to assist her stepsisters as they compete for the lead roles in a live musical performance of “Cinderella.” After a make-up artist transforms Tessa’s identity to “Bella Snow” so she can audition, she has to juggle her dual identities as the demands of her stepfamily, the Prince and the show complicate things! The film will be directed and choreographed by first-time director Michelle Johnston, who choreographed and co-produced the three previous “A Cinderella Story” films.