Disney's Cinderella Hands Kenneth Branagh Its Glass Slipper

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
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