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Disney set for live-action CINDERELLA film

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
May 17th, 2010

The Cinderella story has certainly gotten the live-action treatment before, from the Drew Barrymore/Dougray Scott-starrer EVER AFTER to the tween takes with A CINDERELLA STORY and ANOTHER CINDERELLA STORY, but Deadline is now reporting that Disney has taken on a pitch by Aline Brosh McKenna (27 DRESSES, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, the upcoming MORNING GLORY) for a new, live-action CINDERELLA. It certainly seems that Disney is into whatever Brosh McKenna is selling, because they've paid in the seven-figure range for it.

While the keeping of CINDERELLA as the name of the film would point to a more traditional take on the story, the penning of a script by rom-com scribe Brosh McKenna is a little off-putting to that idea. Will it focus more on the trials and tribulations of finding that one perfect prince? Will there be riffs on shoe shopping? Will the helpful mice be played by smart-aleck friends? If so, has anyone called Judy Greer? Deadline also notes that CINDERELLA is still just the "working title" of the film. There are also no reports if the film will go 3D (snore) and just how much it will stray from the classic story.

Of course, forgive me for using the same image that just about every other outlet is running for this story, but it's damn good one. A few years back, Disney employed well-known celebrities for an ad campaign for its parks that would portray famous Disney cartoons in live-action situations. The Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella was one of the most popular ones, and it's a really beautiful peek at what a "real" Cinderella would look like. If Brosh McKenna's take looks anything like this, I'm sold.

Of course, I must ask - how do you feel about this? Any desire for a live-action Cinderella? Who would you like to see put on her glass slippers?

Source Deadline, via Cinema Blend

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