Put The Glass Slippers Away! Emma Watson 'Turns Down Cinderella Role'

12 March 2013

Emma Watson has dashed moviegoers fairytale dreams by reportedly turning down a starring role in a new Disney adaptation of Cinderella.

Last week it was reported that the Harry Potter star would be taking the lead role in Kenneth Branagh's film based on Chris Weitz’s screenplay.

Today though it appears Branagh will be looking for a new leading lady as the star has reportedly said no to the big screen role. Variety writer Marc Graser announced the news on his Twitter feed, writing: "Emma Watson has decided NOT to star in Disney's CINDERELLA. Details to come."

It is thought that Emma might still be taking on a fairytale role, as sources suggest she could have chosen instead to star in Beauty And The Beast, which she was also linked to.

Put The Glass Slippers Away! Emma Watson 'Turns Down Cinderella Role'
Put The Glass Slippers Away! Emma Watson 'Turns Down Cinderella Role'

Emma Watson has reportedly said no to playing Cinderella (WENN)

Emma wasn’t the first actress to be considered for the Snow White role and with her withdrawl producers could be considering the other rumoured shortlisters which include The Three Musketeers actress Gabriella Wilde, Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and Imogen Poots.

Meanwhile Lord Of The Rings star Cate Blanchett is set to play the wicked stepmother. The movie, which will be produced by Simon Kinberg, is likely to start shooting in Londonlater this year ahead of a possible 2014 release, according to AceShowbiz.

Cinderella will mark Disney’s latest action adaptation of children tales following Tim Burton’s impressive ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Rupert Sanders’ ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’, and even more recently Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’.

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