Laura Marano and Gregg Sulkin are headed to Vancouver to film the movie you’ve been waiting for since falling in love with A Cinderella Story in 2004; the actors are starring in the fifth installment of its popular A Cinderella Story film franchise, A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish!
Brimming with overtones of the timeless Cinderella fairy tale, this contemporary musical finds Katherine “Kat” Decker (Marano) dreaming of becoming a famous singer-songwriter. Her reality, however, is suffocated by her conniving and cruel stepfamily and a demoralizing job working as a singing elf at billionaire Terrence Wintergarden’s Santa Land.
When she starts to fall for Nick, the handsome new Santa at the tree lot, things begin to look up. Unfortunately, when her stepmother and stepsisters realize Kat has been invited to the prestigious Wintergarden Christmas Gala, they’ll stop at nothing to procure their own invitation and keep Kat from attending.
With the help of an attentive dog, a true friend, and a little bit of magic, Kat may just make it to the gala, discover the true identity of Nick, and learn the real meaning of Christmas.
The cast also features Gregg Sulkin (Marvel’s Runaways, Faking It, Wizards of Waverly Place) as Dominic Wintergarden and Johannah Newmarch (When Calls the Heart, Garage Sale Mysteryfranchise, Pretty Little Dead Girl) as the cruel stepmother Deirdra Decker. Kat’s best friend Isla is played by Isabella Gomez (One Day at a Time), and stepsisters Joy and Grace are played, respectively, by Lillian Doucet-Roche (The Miracle Season) and Chanelle Peloso (Syfy’s Deadly Class). Barclay Hope (Riverdale) plays Terrence Wintergarden.
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish joins four previous entries in the film franchise: A Cinderella Story, the 2004 hit starring Hilary Duff in the lead role and a supporting cast that included Chad Michael Murray and Regina King; Another Cinderella Story (2008), spotlighting 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 the lead role handled by actress/singer Sofia Carson.