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Emma Watson Decides Not To Put On The Glass Slipper For 'Cinderella'

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 11, 2013 11:00 PM
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It looks like Disney will have to keep looking for the princess to fill their cinematic glass slipper. Coming a few weeks after it was reported she was in early talks for "Cinderella," it looks like Emma Watson won't be getting in the pumpkin carriage.

Variety's Marc Graser tweeted this evening quite plainly: "Emma Watson has decided NOT to star in Disney's CINDERELLA." No reason for her exit, but it's another bump in the road for Disney, who eager to get this movie in front of cameras this fall (and perhaps double eager following in the massive success of "Oz The Great And Powerful"). The film has already gone through one director, with Mark Romanek exiting the movie over differences about his cash and his vision for the movie. And while Kenneth Branagh is now set to direct, with Cate Blanchett still on board as the villain, the hunt is still one for the young lead.

No reason has been given for why Watson passed, though maybe she thought one princess-esque role in the upcoming, and presumably still happening, Guillermo Del Toro produced "Beauty & The Beast" which (last we heard) is aiming to shoot this summer. He's been attached to direct, but in recent updates, the movie seems to have fallen off his plans, so we could see him tasking it to another filmmaker while he puts his Guillermo Del Toro Presents stamp on it. We'll see what happens with that, but Watson won't be Cinderella at any rate.

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  • ano neemos | March 12, 2013 1:51 PMReply

    she is too good for this anyway.

  • oogle monster | March 12, 2013 12:26 PMReply

    Alicia Vikander!!

  • Marika | March 12, 2013 10:11 AMReply

    hallelujah! I'm getting sick of Emma Watson, tbh

    now I just want Hollywood to realise what a bad actress she is

  • cole | March 15, 2013 11:02 AM

    She's getting better, you know. She won San Diego Critics Award for her role in Perks.

  • Der | March 12, 2013 7:45 AMReply


  • Triny | March 12, 2013 5:43 AMReply

    Good. They might get someone with talent now.

  • Echeesuxs | March 12, 2013 2:55 AMReply

    Her schedule must be full. That's good news.

  • Beatriz | March 12, 2013 2:26 AMReply

    She decided not to do Cinderella, so I guess her schedule is full.

  • SR | March 12, 2013 2:09 AMReply

    I hope they get Imogen Poots.

  • SR | March 12, 2013 2:08 AMReply

    I hope they get Imogen Poots.

  • Marcie | March 12, 2013 1:35 AMReply

    Is Hollywood finally realizing Watson can't act and the only reason she got where she is is because of Potter?

  • Alan B | March 12, 2013 4:04 AM

    Her eyebrows disagree with you. Oh, and SHE'S NOT AN OWL, alright?

  • Beatriz | March 12, 2013 1:34 AMReply

    People are insane lol.. All information about Cinderella came from Variety, which is one the most reliable sources. From the beginning it was said that the role was offered to Emma, and now the reporter from Variety said she declined the offer.

  • Blane | March 12, 2013 12:34 AMReply

    Or she didn't get the part but her PR team is making it so she turned them down instead.

  • Sue Anne | March 12, 2013 12:22 AMReply

    Emily Blunt replacing her in Your Voice in My Head is a total upgrade. I think Cinderella talks was all a PR stunt so Emma could get GDT off his ass with Beauty.

  • lou | March 12, 2013 7:11 AM

    Really? OMG that book is one of my favourites and i was so put off by Emma's casting. She just bugs me as an actress.Not a huge Emily fan either but it's an improvement!

  • Joe | March 11, 2013 11:21 PMReply

    She also dropped out of Your Voice In My Head...

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