Grand actor and director Kenneth Branagh may direct "Cinderella" motion picture for Disney.
Just three weeks after original director Mark Romanek ("Never Let Me Go") exited the project, Disney is reportedly in talks with Branagh to come aboard the fairy tale film.
The film begins production this fall in London, and the studio is understandably in a hurry to ink a deal with Branagh, reported Hitfix.
Cate Blanchett is still attached to play the wicked stepmother, although the search for Cinderella herself is still on. The film has been in the works since 2011, following the massive success of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."
The initial script is written by Aline Brosh McKenna ("Devil Wears Prada"), but reports point that "Twilight: New Moon" director Chris Weitz has since re-written it.
As a director, Branagh is best known for helming several Shakespearean films, as well as Marvel's "Thor."
"Cinderella," the latest in a seemingly endless wave of high-profile studio makeovers of classic fairy tales, is to release in 2014.