Fairy-tales have been re-invented a lot lately. Spurred on by ABC’s delightful Once Upon a Time, Disney has begun remaking many of its classic fables that are as old as time. Yesterday, while pursuing the Internet, I discovered some fun casting news tidbits and rumors for the upcoming live-action version of Cinderella. The bad news is that it’s not supposed to be around until 2014, the good news is that supposedly Cate Blanchett has been cast as the “evil stepmother,” and let’s face it, she is going to be awesome in this role!
Here is what Inside Movies (EW) has to say about this casting news:
• Emma Watson might get the princess treatment in Kenneth Branagh’s live action adaptation of Cinderella for Disney. Cate Blanchett has already been cast as the wicked stepmother. Watson is only in early talks at this point, so although it seems like the shoe fits, it might be best not to get too attached to the idea of her as Cinderella
This was back on February 28th and the news that Emma was in the running for Cinderella have been debunked. Supposedly she is still set to star in a Beauty and the Beast re-make. Now, here are the names being talked about for the role of Cinderella.
- Alicia Vikander – Anna Karenina (2012)
- Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
- Gabriella Wilde – The Three Musketeers (2011)
I’ve also seen Amanda Seyfried mentioned way back when. Since I am unfamiliar with most of these young actresses credits, there is no clear frontrunner but based strictly on looks, I like Gabriella – with her blond hair (in this photo), she has the “Cinderella look.” What about you all? Who would you like to see playing Cinderella? Or even the prince? Who would be your dream cast…
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