Saoirse has denied reports she has any involvement in Disney’s live-action Cinderella film, scheduled for release next year.
Earlier this week reports stated The Host actress was “the frontrunner” to star in the movie following Emma Watson’s departure from negotiations.
At The Host press junket on Saturday, Ronan told us she had heard of these rumors but there’s no truth to them whatsoever.
Cinderella will be directed by Kenneth Branagh and plans to shoot later this year for a 2014 release. The only actress cast in the film so far is Cate Blanchett who will take on the role of the evil stepmother. No other actresses’ names have been publicly thrown into the ring for the highly coveted princess role.
Disney’s recent successes on the live-action fairytale front include Alice in Wonderland and now Oz the Great and Powerful. The latter debuted last weekend to a staggering $80 million box office despite mixed reviews and is expected be number one again this weekend. In terms of live action fairytales, up next for Disney Maleficent on July 2, 2014 with Angelina Jolie in the lead role.
Fan sites dedicated to “The Host” and Stephenie Meyer got to interview Saoirse today after the film’s Special Screening. One of them has uploaded 3 videos of the meeting, but we’ve only been able to watch one of them. Check it out:
Saoirse has made her very first appearance on “The Host” tour! She missed her flight and could not attend yesterday’s book signing, but she did make it today for both the signing and the Special Fan Screening. I’ve added photos of the events to our gallery!
Saoirse talked about her upcoming role as Mary in the film “Mary Queen of Scots” to STV last month, while promoting the well received Neil Jordan vampire film Byzantium at the Glasgow Film Festival.
“I’m hopefully going to be playing Mary Queen of Scots in the second half of the year, and I’m really looking forward to it, just coming back to Scotland. Scottish history is fascinating, and it’s very similar to Irish history. When I read the script, and I started reading up a little bit about Mary, I found it really touched a nerve, because it’s very similar to what we went through as well. So I really hope it works out, I’d love to play her.”