Emma Watson Rumored To Be Disney’s New Cinderella

Emma Watson is reportedly in talks to join Disney’s Kenneth Branagh directed, live action version of Cinderella. New reports say that Watson is in very early talks to take on the lead character in this re-imagining of the classic tale.

The former Harry Potter super star has been plenty busy since she left Hogwarts. As well as starring in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Watson has several films currently in post production due to come out in the next year or two.

The actress who came of age in those Harry Potter films is also one of several actresses named as possibly playing a starring role in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movies.

Just Jared is reporting that the talks to bring Emma Watson to Disney’s Cinderella movie are still in the very early stages and it certainly isn’t a done deal yet.

Should Watson join the Kenneth Branagh led project, it looks as if she would be joining another big name on the cast. Kate Blanchett has already been confirmed as playing the wicked step-mother.

Eonline points out that the studios have been making a ton of money off of fairytale remakes lately. Kristen Stewart’s Snow White and the Huntsman recently brought in more than $396 million.

Angelina Jolie is set to star in yet another redo of a classic tale when she takes on the title role of the Sleeping Beauty reimagining Maleficent.


While she mulls whether or not to join the new, 21st century version of Cinderella, Emma Watson will also be promoting the June release of Bling Ring.

The film, which is based on true events, centers around the group of criminals who were burglarizing the homes of Hollywood’s rich and famous like Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton.

Do you think Emma Watson will take the role of Disney’s revamped Cinderella?