Last month, there were rumors circulating that Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson was going to star as the title role in Disney’s live-action version of Cinderella. However, Variety’s Marc Graser recently tweeted, “Emma Watson has decided NOT to star in Disney’s CINDERELLA.” He did not give any information behind Watson’s decision to back-out of the project, but in another tweet he stated, “Details to come.”
This version of the classic tale will be directed by Kenneth Branagh and actress Cate Blanchett is signed on to portray the evil stepmother. According to an article on Collider, the studio may go back to considering actresses Saoirse Ronan, Gabriella Wilde, and Alicia Vikander for the coveted role.
Who do you think should be cast as Cinderella? Do you think Watson made the right decision? Is Branagh the right director for this project? Let me know what you think in the comments below!