March 25, 2019
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Content have commenced principal photography on A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The fifth installment in the “Cinderella Story” franchise stars Laura Marano of the Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally” as Kat, an aspiring singer-songwriter working as an elf at a local billionaire’s Christmas Tree lot, where she starts to fall for Nick (Gregg Sulkin), the lot’s new Santa. But her efforts to attend a prestigious winter gala with Nick are thwarted by her stepfamily. The cast also includes Isabella Gomez as Kat’s best friend, Barclay Hope as the billionaire, Johannah Newmarch as Kat’s stepmother, and Lillian Doucet-Roche and Chanelle Peloso as the stepsisters.
The original A Cinderella Story in 2004 starred Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray and Regina King; Subsequent installments included Another Cinderella Story (2008), with Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch; A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song (2011), featuring Lucy Hale; and A Cinderella Story: If The Shoe Fits (2016) with Sofia Carson.
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish is written and directed by Michelle Johnston, who also directed the fourth installment. She also choreographed the first four and served as a producer on the past three. Dylan Sellers returns as producer, a role he has served since the first film.