The decision to choose a Hispanic woman is a major breakthrough with a long tradition of white and white branches.
Grammy's singer-songwriter Cabello will also be helping to write the songs for the film.
The project arose from an original idea by television presenter James Corden, and the fountain told AFP.
The remake was reported for the first time by the magazine The Hollywood Reporter.
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Corden, best known as 'The Late Late Show & # 39'; and series, Carpool Karaoke, is the member of the film Fulwell 73, a member of the company.
Leading the team is director Kay Cannon, who has helped break Hollywood mold with stories led by women.
Cannon made her first director in 2018 with the comedy "Blockers," which won more than $ 93 million worldwide.
Cabello was recognized at 16 as part of a fifth group of Armony girls, leaving in 2016 to pursue a lonely job. He won fame in August next year, when his song arose Havana & 39; to the top of the most popular songs.
A Cuba original artist released her own album in January 2018, which placed a number one on the Billboard 200 number.