Variety claim that Emma Watson (Harry Potter) has entered talks to join Kenneth Branagh’s live action adaptation of Disney’s Cinderella. The actress is up for the titular role of Cinderella and would join Cate Blanchett who’s set to play the wicked stepmother. Although negotiations are in a very early stage Watson does seem to be the clear front-runner after her much-praised performance in 2012’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The actress has also worked with Branagh before, having had a supporting role in My Week With Marilyn.
Here’s the scoop:
Disney would like to slip the glass slipper onto Emma Watson as the star of “Cinderella.”
While the actress does not yet have the role, Watson is in very early talks with the studio to play the character in the live-action adaptation that Kenneth Branagh will direct, and Simon Kinberg will produce.
It’s the latest fairy tale the Mouse House is getting into the megaplexes after Tim Burton’s”Alice in Wonderland,” Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” and Angelina Jolie vehicle “Maleficent,” based on “Sleeping Beauty’s” villainess.
Mark Romanek was once attached to helm “Cinderella,” based on a script by Chris Weitz and a pitch by Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”).
The actress has been in huge demand since wrapping the Harry Potter series and has several films on the horizon, including; Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, and the Seth Rogan comedy This Is the End.