No details were given in regards to Emma Watson's decision not to join this fairy tale adventure. Variety's Marc Graser tweeted the news this morning, promising details to come.
Emma Watson has decided NOT to star in Disney's CINDERELLA.— Marc Graser (@marcgraser) March 12, 2013
Kenneth Branagh is directing from a screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna and The Twilight Saga: New Moon's Chris Weitz. Its not yet clear which direction this live action reboot is headed, though Disney's Alice in Wonderland reboot and the upcoming Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty told from the witch's point-of-view) should serve as some indication.
We'll let you know if Emma Watson's decision to pass is related to something noteworthy when that news breaks.
Cinderella comes to theaters March 13th, 2015 and stars Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgård, Richard Madden, Lily James, Holly Grainger, Derek Jacobi. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.