Emmy Award winning actress Regina King and Dana Dane are teaming up to make a film adaptation of Dane’s 1987 hit “Cinderfella.”

“Cinderfella,” is a Cinderella story set in the hood and featured a young man reaching out to his fairy godfather, Hurb, and getting a pair of new Ballys instead of glass slippers, was one of Dane’s biggest hits, and considering King’s record with Cinderella remakes like The Cinderella Story, a box office hit, these two seem like the perfect team-up for the project.

The script is reportedly already finished, and they are now seeking actors, with Ice Cube reportedly one of the names being shopped around.

Earlier this year, King inked a two-year deal with ABC.  She recently starred on the networks award winning series American Crime, and is the winner of back-to-back Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Emmys for the for the show’s first two seasons.  She recently signed on to star in the upcoming Netflix crime drama, Seven Seconds, and recently joined FX drama series No Place Safe created and executive produced by John Ridley.  In addition to countless acting roles, King has directed multiple series such as ABC’s Scandal and The Catch, TNT’s Animal Kingdom, OWN’s Greenleaf, and Fox’s Pitch.

Great news for Regina and we’re excited to witness what’s next for her!

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