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!
Disney has been releasing and developing several films over the past few years that are inspired by the animated classics the studio thrives on. This was kicked off with Tim Burton’s live-action version of Alice in Wonderland and has led to both Sam Rami’s Oz the Great and Powerful and Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie.
Another film that Disney currently has in the works is a Kenneth Branagh-directed, live-action version of Cinderella. Recently, casting rumors have started to surround Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson. Watson is in talks to star as the iconic princess. Actress Cate Blanchett is also attached to portray the evil stepmother.
What do you think of this potential casting choice? Do you think Watson would fit the role of Cinderella? Would you be interested in seeing this film?
Entertainment Weekly has been following Comic-Con and has a lot of really interesting posts about what is going on at the San Diego Comic-Con. They recently posted a gallery with some stunning and fun photos of stars that are at Comic-Con for panels and promotional events.
What do you think of these photos? Are you following what is happening at Comic-Con?