31 January 2013 12:13 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Going from one completely unlikely director to another, Disney's upcoming live-action Cinderella may now finally be able to get started. Just three weeks after Mark Romanek dropped off the project, the studio has reportedly picked Kenneth Branagh to take over. Yes, he's the Kenneth Branagh who played Hamlet and Professor Gilderoy Lockhart on screen, but more fittingly he's the guy who directed Thor and the upcoming Jack Ryan-- a blockbuster and a blockbuster-in-training that have clearly made him a director for Hollywood to watch. According to Vulture, which broke the news, the studio is currently negotiating with Branagh and hoping to keep the film on track to start production in London this fall. Cate Blanchett, who has been interested in playing the wicked stepmother since last fall, is reportedly still on board, though they still haven't managed to pick the title character. As of December the studio was eyeing Saoirse »

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Thor (2011)
Cate Blanchett
Kenneth Branagh

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners