Can you imagine Cinderella dropping and leaving behind her MP3 player instead of her glass slippers? Imagine no more, as ABC Family brings a re-imagining of the classic fairy tale in the form of Another Cinderella Story, a 2008 romantic comedy film that debuts on the small screen tonight at 8pm. Wizards of Waverly Place‘s Selena Gomez stars as the titular character, along with Drew Seeley as the pop idol in place of Prince Charming Joey parker and Jane Lynch as Mary’s evil legal guardian Dominique.
In Another Cinderella Story, the modern fairy tale takes place in present day Beverly Hills, with humble and downtrodden servant girl Mary (Gomez) dreaming of becoming a world-class dancer. Just like the old fairy tale, her evil stepmother and washed up diva Dominique (Lynch) alongside her equally evil daughters Bree and Britt stand in her way. When pop star Joey parker goes to town, he announces that he’s hosting a contest to find the most talented dancer to star in his new music video. Mary sneaks into the studio to learn the dance moves, and, later, has an encounter with the pop star at the school’s masked Black and White Ball. In true Cinderella fashion, she flees the scene and leaves behind her MP3 player. In lieu of a widespread fitting, the pop prince opts to have the girls identify the top song on the playlist.
Gomez, 16, plays Alex Russo on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place and is currently working on her debut album. The Grand Prairie, Texas-native was cast as the mayor’s daughter in the animated feature Horton Hears a Who and will star in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie slated for release this year.
– Glenn Paul Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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