January 8, 2013
Director Mark Romanek Exits Disney's CINDERELLA
A lot of folks saw this coming as Deadline reports Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) has left Disney's live-action Cinderella film. He was set to direct and seemingly had a falling out over his dark vision for the fairytale movie. Romanek previously did a similar move when he exited The Wolfman over production/creative problems with Universal. Joe Johnston was brought in and try to salvage the project with little time to do so. Cinderella is currently in pre-production/casting phases so it's possible Disney can move on without too much issue. Cate Blanchett has been attached for the evil step-mother role.