Casting Couch: Disney Lets Three Actresses Try on Cinderella’s Slipper, Colin Firth and Helen Mirren to Visit ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ and More

What is Casting Couch? It’s just trying to cram its foot into this shoe. Just last week, we learned that Cate Blanchett was likely to be Mark Romanek’s wicked stepmother in the new Cinderella movie that he’s doing for Disney, and now Variety gives us word that the project is closing in on its Cinderella as well. According to the trade, Atonement actress Saoirse Ronan, Anna Karenina actress Alicia Vikander, and The Three MusketeersGabriella Wilde have all been in to see Romanek for screen tests. So, clearly, the sweet spot for getting this role is to have an interesting accent and some period work under your belt. Keira Knightley better watch her back, because it looks like there’s a whole upcoming generation of ladies gunning for her roles. Given his past problems, you might have thought that Tom Sizemore was possibly sitting in a jail cell somewhere these days, but
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