It’s seeming like we’re always going to have to wait awhile for the next project from Mark Romanek. After delivering One Hour Photo back in 2002, the director returned with the understated drama Never Let Me Go a few years ago and now we’re getting sporadic updates on his next project.
First announced well over a year ago, we’ve now got some casting movement on Romanek’s update on the Disney classic Cinderella. Coming from The Wrap, their sources indicate that Cate Blanchett will take on the role of evil stepmother in the story that follows the prince, who set for a politically arranged marriage, until the evil plan is threatened when the prince meets Cinderella.
Unfortunately no other details are known on the script being written by About a Boy‘s Chris Weitz, but this actress addition is certainly a strong sign and a perfect fit for the role. Despite my general apathy towards any “re-imagining,” Romanek’s name is enough to get me on board and I’m curious as to what his first major studio film will bring.
Are you looking forward to Blanchett in the role?
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