Kenneth Branagh News
3:02 PM 4/30/2013 by Jeff Giles
It took awhile to find her, but Disney has finally settled on a princess for its upcoming live-action Cinderella: Downton Abbey star Lily James. James reportedly beat out a shortlist of prospective Cinderellas that included Bella Heathcote and Margot Robbie; her casting affords director Kenneth Branagh with a suitable replacement for Emma Watson, who passed on the role after briefly being linked to it earlier this year.
feedproxy.google.com – Disney announced today that Downton Abbey's Lily James has been cast to play Cinderella in their upcoming live-action version. (Sir) Kenneth Branagh will direct, and Cate Blanchett will play the evil stepmother. Not much else is known, but considering her background, expect a real upstairs-downstairs thing between Cinderella and her mice. 7 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: After getting a no from Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson for Cinderella, Disney and director Kenneth Branagh are testing three young actresses this week in London. One of them will likely walk away with the title role. I’m hearing that WME-repped Bella Heathcoate, UTA-repped Lily James and CAA-repped Margot Robbie are testing. 11 weeks 10 hours ago via brucelee
10:28 PM 2/28/2013 by Binh Ngo
According to Variety (via Comingsoon), Emma Watson is being considered for the title role in Disney's live-action fantasy movie, Cinderella. It is far from certain that she'll get the role since talks are still in the early stages.
10:10 PM 1/31/2013 by Binh Ngo
Disney is rebooting Cinderella as a live-action feature, but the project hit a snag when the studio and director Mark Romanek parted ways. Romanek's vision for the fairy tale was reportedly darker than what the Mouse House had in mind, so he had to go.
feedproxy.google.com – There was a slight risk of the project turning into a pumpkin before midnight, but Disney may have found the charming prince to save its planned adaptation of Cinderella — and, as you might expect, he comes replete with an English accent: Just three weeks after original director Mark Romanek ... 19 weeks 6 days ago via jetli