Emma Watson to Be 'Cinderella' in Disney's Live-Action Reboot

Cate Blanchett is set to play the wicked stepmother in this new take on the classic fairytale from director Kenneth Branagh.
Emma Watson circles Disney's live action Cinderella
Emma Watson circles Disney's live action Cinderella
Emma Watson is in talks to join Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming live-action remake of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. Cate Blanchett has already been attached to play the wicked stepmother.

Kenneth Branagh will be directing the project with Simon Kinberg producing. Aline Brosh McKenna penned the first draft of the film with re-writes provided by The Twilight Saga: New Moon's Chris Weitz. There are no story details, and it is not quite clear how Disney plans to change or update this classic fairytale for a new era.

Emma Watson most recently appeared in Stephen Chbosky's drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower and will be seen next in the true life crime thriller The Bling Ring, followed by Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic Noah.

Production is slated to begin this fall in London.

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.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (7)

  1. JonSpidey07

    since Kenneth Brannagh is doing this I'm confident he will do well with his actors and his characters
    he has a great Shakespearean background

    1 year agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  2. Sean

    @xenon56 Hopefully, it won't turn out to be a bad movie.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    As much as I love Emma Watson, I don't know how to feel about this. I just wish Darren Aronofsky would direct a Grimm tale in it's true form; dark and at times, very bleak.

    1 year agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. Dumbumm

    Isn't she playing Belle in Guillermo del Toro's Beauty and the Beast? Or were they just rumors? Either way i love Emma in anything she does!

    1 year agoby @DumbummFlag

  5. ejk1

    Emma Watson and Cate Blanchett could be awesome.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    She can be whoever she wants to be, as long as I can see her face on the silver screen.

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. Xenon

    sometimes live action just doesn't work well with these characters.

    1 year agoby @xenon56Flag