Chinese pop star G.E.M. Tang, Avril Lavigne and Ashley Tisdale are the latest celebrities selected to lend their voices and musical talents to the upcoming animated feature film ‘Charming’.
Gloria Tang Tsz-kei, better known as G.E.M. to her fans will be playing Sleeping Beauty while Lavigne will voice for Snow White and Tisdale for Cinderella. After a series of bad publicity for singer #GEM Tang, getting this role is definitely good news for her. The trio joins Demi Lovato, who was earlier cast to voice the female lead, Lenore.
‘Charming’ is the latest production from John H. Williams, who was also instrumental in the making of Shrek. It will also be the first film from his newly formed animated production company 3QU Media. would be developing its first film Charming with Vanguard #Animation.
The animated comedy will be directed by Ross Venokur from his original script and will be produced with a budget of under US$20 million, a humble amount compared to Disney’s mega-hit Frozen that cost US$150 million. ‘Charming’ reinvents the stories of three familiar princesses — Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty — in the unfamiliar plot twist of all being engaged to Prince Charming.
Slated to be released in 2016, the film’s producers are still hunting their Prince Charming.
We are sure G.E.M. is excited by her new role. Look, she even wrote a song on Sleeping Beauty (睡公主) when she was 13 years old, way before the film was even conceptualised.