A few weeks ago it was revealed that Emma Watson was in early talks to play the title role in Disney’s live action version of Cinderella. However it appears she’s now passed on the part, at least according to a tweet from Variety’s Marc Graser.
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’s not known is Disney will now offer the role to one of them, or if they’ll look elsewhere.
Kenneth Branagh is set to direct the film, with Cate Blanchett already set to be 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.