A couple of days ago it was revealed that Cate Blanchett was in talks to play the wicked stepmother in Disney’s planned live action Cinderella movie. Now they’re looking for someone to play the main role, with Variety reporting that Saoirse Ronan (The Host), Alicia Vikander (The Seventh Son), and Gabriella Wilde (Carrie) are testing to play Cinderella.
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, which Mark Romanek will direct from.
No specific story details have been released as to whether this take departs from the classic story, although the studio hopes to make a big-budget, live-action spectacle in the same vein as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.