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Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by CukorLover 2013-01-31 22:41:33


Things that make you go hmmmmmm...

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by Wynbish 2013-01-31 22:42:14


Awww.... love him.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by darquegk 2013-01-31 22:43:03


Kenneth Branagh looks like Elvis Costello in that photo.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by wonkit 2013-02-02 08:27:07


Hair gel does not suit him.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-02-28 23:28:42




Could a little bit of a Harry Potter reunion happen here?





Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by addiemizner 2013-03-01 07:50:25


So glad to see him back in the spotlight again.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by willep 2013-03-01 10:02:06


Would love to see the Potter reunion with Emma...I just hope it doesn't end up as an Alice in Wonderland or Oz the Great and Powerful type of over-CGI-ed movie.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by Jungle Red 2013-03-01 14:25:27


I don't see how it can't be that way. If it's a straight live action adaptation from the cartoon, they're going to have to use CGI for the animals and the magic.

It wouldn't be the same without Gus Gus and the other mice.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by LYLS3637 2013-03-01 14:50:54


Too bad he won't be in it... Truly an underrated actor.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by willep 2013-03-01 15:03:25


There is a difference, though, between a movie with some CGI and that mess of a film that is Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (and what Oz the Great and Powerful looks to be).

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-03-01 15:22:36


"85 points to Gryffindor because not only will Watson make a great fairy-tale princess, but Sir Kenneth Branagh, a.k.a Professor Lockhart, will direct. Is it too much to hope that the two might also appear together onscreen?"

Hopefully, Branagh can have a role in the film.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-03-12 23:27:28




At least she's attached to play Belle in a new 'Beauty and the Beast' film.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-04-30 14:29:49


Disney has confirmed Branagh as director. Cate Blanchett will play the stepmother, and Lily James of 'Downton Abbey' has been cast as Cinderella.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by degrassifan 2013-04-30 22:56:16


I'm excited for this! I wonder what new layer this version will add to the tale. What more really can you add to the Cinderella story that hasn't already been done by Ever After, Disney, R&H, Ella Enchanted, Slipper and the Rose, The Glass Slipper, First Love, etc?

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by Playbilly 2013-04-30 23:02:22


Let's not forget Cinderfella.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by darquegk 2013-04-30 23:11:46


And the pornographic musical Cinderella too!

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by degrassifan 2013-05-01 00:44:07


And that Hillary Duff movie, A Cinderella Story.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-05-01 00:51:24


There was also the episode of 'Faerie Tale Thetare'.

Articles say that we should hear some more casting for this in the upcoming weeks.

ETA: "I wonder what new layer this version will add to the tale."

Mark Romenak was originally signed on to direct it, but his version was too dark for Disney. I guess they did not want to go down the road they went when they made 'Return to Oz'.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/mark-romanek-exiting-disneys-cinderella/


Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by Jungle Red 2013-05-01 01:04:23


Do we need two threads on two boards? Especially since this isn't about the Broadway show?

Anyway, I'm excited for the news. Even though there are countless versions, I love them all. I really, really wanted to write my own live action version one day. Oh well. I guess I still could, but getting around all the copyrights would be a hassle.

My favorite version, though, is AN UGLY STEPSISTER, by Gregory Maguire.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-05-01 01:08:49


"Do we need two threads on two boards? Especially since this isn't about the Broadway show?"

This thread does discuss the director, who has done a LARGE amount of stage work. The actress playing the Stepmother has plenty of theatre credits as well.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-06-20 19:26:04


It looks like this film will be using the Crazy Marie version of the Fairy Godmother from the current Broadway production of 'Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella'.

Quote:

The godmother will be "disguised as an old beggar who watches over Cinderella before revealing herself as the magical being she truly is."

End Quote


Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by Will42 2013-06-21 02:54:26


I haven't seen the musical, but is it right that in it the part of the Fairy Godmother is actually bigger than the Wicked Stepmother? In the film I image Blanchett will be the lead, since she was the first being cast.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by Marnie2 2013-06-21 03:23:25


This should be good. Love Kenneth Brannagh. Would love to see him back on stage soon and out from behind the camera

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-07-08 19:54:30


Stellan Skarsgard, who did 'Thor', with Branagh might be playing the Grand Duke in this film.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by justincharacter 2013-07-08 22:50:56


I personally think it would be interesting to see Cinderella grab the shoe, then leave it when she returns back for the banquet (as done in R&H's Cinderella that's now playing on Broadway). I loved the book, and I love how they changed and added some stuff (especially how the Prince chases Cinderella through the woods). But I don't believe Disney will put up with the changes, as I'm guessing they'd want to keep it similar to the original animated version.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-08-10 16:04:00


Branagh gave some details on the film at the D23 Expo. He promises it will be faithful to the original material and will try to honor the beloved animated classic as much as he can.



Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by TheatreDiva90016 2013-08-10 16:08:57


I've always wanted to see a version where the Prince goes out, trying the shoe on the girls of the village and the shoe fits someone else. Because you know Cindy's not the only one with a certain sized foot.

Tell the story of Cinderella's NOT so happily ever after, from her point of view...

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by Jungle Red 2013-08-10 16:32:12


And then Cinderella and the other woman could have the best female fight scene since.... I guess KILL BILL.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by SweetLips 2013-08-10 16:38:03


Diva--Love the way you think--I have always questioned Cindys' shoe size.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by charliebrown5 2013-08-10 16:49:14


I know Disney has its own original version of Cinderella, but the discussion about staying true to the "original" reminds me of Santino Fontana's amusing rant about there not being an original version of Cinderella when some of the R+H Cinderella cast visited Google.

(I've linked directly to that part in the video, but the entire thing is interesting and entertaining with a couple of performances and Q+A)

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-08-10 17:06:33


Here is some concept art that was revealed at D23.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by justincharacter 2013-08-10 19:21:44


I really, really like the concept art. It sends a message that it's a darker or "rawer" version of the tale. I hope they keep it for promotion in the future.

Is Beauty and the Beast still happening?



Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-08-10 20:10:41


"It sends a message that it's a darker or "rawer" version of the tale."

When Mark Romanek had originally been attached to direct the film, his version was going to be DARK. But Disney did not want to take that route. So, Romanek exited the film.



Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by justincharacter 2013-08-10 20:33:40


(sigh) That's Disney for you. Thanks for the article, I didn't know about him. I wonder what his visions were for the film.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-08-21 17:21:12


Hayley Atwell has been cast as Cinderella's mother.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-09-23 23:57:05


In addition to the first photo that was released today,



there has been some additional casting.

Tony Award winner, Derek Jacobi, will be playing the King.



Also, Nonso Anozie has been cast in a new role, the Prince's loyal friend, the Captain.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by broadwaybabywannabe2 2013-09-24 21:08:14


tim burtons "mess" of his ALICE IN WONDERLAND made a billion dollars in box office...not too shabby!

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by JohnyBroadway 2013-09-24 21:51:21


The first shot looks very promising. I wish this was a full out musical though, but I don't know if the animated films songs would transition to live action well.

Kenneth Branagh to possibly direct CINDERELLA film
Posted by MagicalMusical 2013-09-27 23:01:34


Unlike what Santino Fontana said, there are original versions of Cinderella. The first written word versions. But anyway, when they said they will follow the original version they meant the French Charles Perrault version that originally came up with the fairy godmother, pumpkin, mice, and glass slippers.