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Kenneth Branagh to direct Cinderella?

Kenneth Branagh to direct Cinderella?

Feb 1 2013, 10:16am CST | by

Kenneth Branagh is reportedly in talks to direct 'Cinderella'. The actor and 'Thor' director has been linked to Disney's latest remake of the classic fairytale just weeks after original director,...

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Kenneth Branagh to direct Cinderella?

Feb 1 2013, 10:16am CST | by

Kenneth Branagh is reportedly in talks to direct 'Cinderella'.

The actor and 'Thor' director has been linked to Disney's latest remake of the classic fairytale just weeks after original director, Mark Romanek, departed from the project.

The filmmaker is said to currently be in negotiations with the studio, with filming scheduled to begin in London later this year for a 2014 release - website Vulture reports.

'Lord of the Rings' actress Cate Blanchett is also attached to star in the film as Cinderella's wicked stepmother, but the role of the titular princess has yet to be cast as Disney are still waiting for an actress who is the ''right fit''.

The latest draft of the script was penned by 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' director Chris Weitz.

Disney gave the green light to the feature, being produced by Simon Kinberg, following the success of its 2010 live action adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland', directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp.

Actress-and-singer Brandy Norwood played the princess in Disney's made-for-TV musical version of the fairytale produced by Whitney Houston in 1997.

The 'I Will Always Love You' singer also starred in the film as Cinderella's fairy godmother, while Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg played the prince's mother.

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Disney Wants Live-Action Dumbo To Take Flight

Jul 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Ehren Kruger is set to write the scriptClearly emboldened by the success of Maleficent and without waiting to see how its latest adaptations of Cinderella or The Jungle Book perform, Disney has been digging through its animated archives again and has come up with Dumbo. Transformers: Age Of Extinction writer Ehren Kruger has been hired to turn the elephant tale into a live action adventure.Presumably, this updated take on the 1941 classic will blend CG ...
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6 weeks ago

Battle of The Sexes Rages On New York Stages

Jun 17 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Deadline

Sun-drenched Messina or Sun Belt capital Atlanta — take your pick: The battle of the sexes rages as New York’s summer season gets underway, courtesy of the Bard, in Italy, and last year’s prodigiously talented Pulitzer winner, Ayad Akhtar, in the second. Shakespeare in The Park, the continuing gift of the Public Theater to people either willing to wait hours on line or shell out tax-deductible dollars to the House That Joe Papp Built, launches with director Jack O’Brien’s visually sumptuous an ...
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VIPs toast ‘Macbeth’

Jun 14 2014 7:22pm CDT | Source: pagesix

Sir Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford — co-directors of “Macbeth” at the Park Avenue Armory — held court at a VIP reception after a performance of their s ...
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6 weeks ago

Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit DVD Review: Chris Pine Takes Over

Jun 11 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Jack Ryan is one of our 13 top movie spies, and like another -- James Bond -- he’s had several actors portray him. The Tom Clancy literary spy gets a new action hero to fill out his highly educated self with Chris Pine in the reboot Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The film is out now on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download. So, is it worth the Ryan redo? For one, director Kenneth Branagh (who also plays the villain), has completely rebooted the story ...
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Discover the Anatomy of a Villain in This 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Exclusive Clip

Jun 10 2014 12:52pm CDT | Source: hollywood

Everything that helped make Kenneth Branagh so terrifying ...
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New DVD and Blu-ray Picks for June 10 - 16

Jun 10 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: screen crave

This week’s new releases include one of the better films from earlier this year, one of the most disappointing, and some of the most talked about television so far, while the classics include some great Criterion releases, and some classic Spike Lee films. New: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, True Detective: Let’s not make any bones about it, True Detective was awesome television and one of the best new shows in forever, while the Neil deGrasse ...
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Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit Exclusive Giveaway: Win a Signed Blu-Ray!

Jun 9 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is landing on DVD and Blu-Ray this week and we have a chance for one of our readers to win the Blu-Ray as part of a fantastic Father's Day Prize Pack. And as you can tell from our Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit review, this is one thrill ride you'll want to own! And... the movie is just the beginning! This Jack Ryan prize pack Includes a box set of all the Jack Ryan movies that have come before on Blu-Ray, including T ...
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7 weeks ago

Exclusive Bonus Clip from the Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Blu-ray

Jun 6 2014 11:56am CDT | Source: comingsoon

On Tuesday, June 10, Paramount Home Media Distribution will bring the latest installment in the Jack Ryan franchise home. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit stars Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, and Branagh and we've got your first look at a clip from the bonus features. You can check it out belo ...
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7 weeks ago

Condon To Helm Disney's Live-Action "Beauty"

Jun 5 2014 7:38am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Disney continues its plans to produce live-action re-imaginings of all its animated back catalogue with Bill Condon ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," "Dreamgirls") signing on to direct their live-action re-interpretation of "Beauty and the Beast" for the studio. The film follows the likes of "Alice in Wonderland," "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and "Maleficent" which have all proven to be big box-of ...
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7 weeks ago

Bill Condon will bring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to life for Disney!!

Jun 4 2014 7:34pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

The live-action fairy tale era continues with Disney's adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST... Read the full article on AICN Hey Yo, Draven here. Live-action adaptations of well known fairy tales and fables are all the rage in Hollywood right now. Disney’s MALEFICENT has already grossed $183 million worldwide in less than a week of release. ALICE IN WONDERLAND and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN were big enough hi ...
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