31 January 2013 12:14 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just after the New Year, some troubling news came out of Disney that director Mark Romanek had departed their new live-action take on Cinderella after clashing creatively. Romanek was going for a darker telling and Disney thinks it's a little too dark to have a fairytale ending. Well, it sounds like Disney has moved quickly to get back on track, and they're bringing in a fantasy comic book adaptation and Shakespearean director to take over. Vulture has word that Thor and Hamlet director Kenneth Branagh is picking up where Romanek left off, and Cate Blanchett will be sticking around as the wicked stepmother in the film. However, the hunt is still on for a Cinderella, and the studio has been testing leads since late last year with Hanna star Saoirse Ronan being the only specific named surfacing. The script comes from Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna, and while »

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