June 3, 2021
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release A Cinderella Story: Starstruck through digital retailers June 29, and on DVD July 13.
The new musical film is set in Dreary, Idaho, where small-town farmgirl Finley (Bailee Madison) longs to spread her wings and soar as an aspiring performer. When a Hollywood film crew arrives in her sleepy town, she is determined to land a role in the production and capture the attention of handsome lead actor Jackson Stone (Evans Behling). Unfortunately, a botched audition forces her to change course. Now, disguised as cowboy “Huck,” Finley finally gets her big break, but has to keep the charade a secret from her evil stepmother (April Telek) and devious step-siblings (Lillian Doucet-Roche and Richard Harmon).
Extras include the featurettes “Finley’s Best Friends: Meet the Farm Animals” and “Dirt Under My Nails: The Making of A Cinderella Story: Starstruck.”
This is the sixth installment in the “A Cinderella Story“ franchise, a series of standalone films that put a twist on the classic “Cinderella” formula. The original A Cinderella Story was released in theaters in 2004 and starred Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray and Regina King; Subsequent direct-to-video installments included Another Cinderella Story (2008), with Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch; A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011), featuring Lucy Hale; A Cinderella Story: If The Shoe Fits (2016) with Sofia Carson; and A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019), starring Laura Marano, Gregg Sulkin and Isabella Gomez.
Michelle Johnston returns as writer and director after helming the previous two “Cinderella Story” movies. The veteran filmmaker also choreographed the first four films and served as a producer on the past three. Dylan Sellers of Limelight is back for his sixth turn as producer. Lillian Doucet-Roche previously played a step-sister in Christmas Wish.