I'm catching up on some film news for various projects, some a few weeks old, but wanted to have it here on the blog either way!
From Emma Watson Trying on Glass Slipper for Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ (EXCLUSIVE):
Disney would like to slip the glass slipper onto Emma Watson as the star of “Cinderella.”
While the actress does not yet have the role, Watson is in very early talks with the studio to play the character in the live action adaptation that Kenneth Branagh will direct, and Simon Kinberg will produce. Cate Blanchett will play the wicked stepmother.
It’s the latest fairy tale the Mouse House is getting into the megaplex after Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” and Angelina Jolie vehicle “Maleficent,” based on “Sleeping Beauty’s” villainess.
The Disney version isn’t the first time Watson has circled the Cinderella role.
In 2009, she considered starring in a musical featuring the character that Marilyn Manson was planning to write and direct.
So Cinderella has not been forgotten in the recent spate of Snow White awareness...