Disney made its name with fairytale films and it seems they want them to be a big part of the studio’s future too. After the success of Alice In Wonderland, they moved forward with the Angelina Jolie starring Maleficent (about the bad fairy in Sleeping Beauty) and now they’re putting together a live-action Cinderella.
TheWrap reports that the movie may now have found its wicked stepmother, with Cate Blanchett in talks for the role. It’s now known whether this is a straighforward telling of the tale or if, like Maleficent, it’s a revisionist take on the story – indeed it’s currently still just known as Untitled Cinderella Story. Whatever way they’re going, Blanchett is always a class act.
Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) is set to direct from a script that was started by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada), but has since been taken over by Chris Weitz (About A Boy).