It’s always worth adding Stellan Skargard to a movie, something Kenneth Branagh realised with Thor. He’s now planning to work with him again, as THR reports Stellan is in talks to join Branagh’s big-budget take on Cinderella, which he’s directing for Disney.
Assuming Skarsgard signs on the bottom line, he’ll be playing a grand duke who’s a senior adviser to the king. However, he has his own nefarious agenda, which doesn’t involve the Prince and Cinders living happily ever after.
Aline Brosh McKenna (Annie) and Chris Weitz (About a Boy) have written the screenplay for the movie, although there’s still no info on whether this will be a traditional take or something a little more modern. Lily James is set to play Cinderella, with Cate Blanchett wicked stepmother, Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera as the nasty stepsisters, Helena Bonham Carter channelling her inner fairy godmother and Richard Madden as the prince.
Filming will kick off later this year.