Emma Watson has been pretty smart about her post-Harry Potter life, initially taking supporting roles in the likes of My Week With Marilyn and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. It’s allowed her to show her talents outside Hogwarts without the pressure of having the whole movie resting on her back.
However she may now be diving back into the world of mega-budget moviemaking, but this time in the title role, as Variety reports she’s in very early talks for Disney’s live-action Cinderella, which Kenneth Branagh is set to direct.
It was recently reported that Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander (The Seventh Son), and Gabriella Wilde (Carrie) were trying out for the lead role, but it seems Disney is erring towards Watson. Cate Blanchett is already set to play the wicked queen.
Aline Bosh McKenna’s wrote the script, which was recently rewritten by Chris Weitz. 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.