Cinderella, a 1950’s Disney classic fairy tale that is beloved by billions of little girls wishing “upon a star” for their Prince Charming and Happily Ever After ending. Over the years, Hollywood has tried to recreate a new version to be accepted as the animation film. Sadly, the magic spells were quite as effective. For example, 1997 Cinderella TV movie starring R&B Brandy as the Princess and the late Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother. Ever After: A Cinderella Story was released in 1998, taking a new direction into the life of the princess, who was played by Drew Barrymore. In 2004, a new age appeared in films. Teenage love with a fairy tale twist became the style Hollywood rolled with. In A Cinderella Story, starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray was just the beginning. 2008 Another Cinderella Story starring Selena Gomez and recently in 2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song starring Lucy Hale.
Now, we are in the age of kick ass female heroine that puts a twist in are brains of all the we thought we knew! Snow White and The Huntsman released last year gave us a little taste of that. Battle between Good and Evil, fighting for your voice to be heard, struggling in the “real world” to achieve it. 2014 is the year of Disney kick ass films as well as our Super hero genres.
With production still under wraps, we did get a look into casting. Directing the film will be Kenneth Branagh, who co-started with Emma Watson in Harry Potter : Chamber of Secrets as Professor Lockhart. Screenplay will be written by Chris Wietz, whose work include Academy Award winning The Golden Compass. Cate Blanchett was casted as Lady Tremaine “Wicked Step-Mother” and Emma Watson is being considered to play Cinderella. I absolutely love her and I think she’s an amazing actress, I would think that she could give us a princess we haven’t seen and will love. The live action film is set to be released in 2014.