Disney has been developing the project since 2010, when the studio acquired a pitch by screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo). Chris Weitz wrote the current screenplay draft based on the initial pitch, which Mark Romanek will direct from.
No story details have been released, although the studio hopes to make a big-budget, live-action spectacle in the same vein as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Simon Kinberg is attached to produce.
Cinderella comes to theaters March 13th, 2015 and stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.