So who should play the girl who thinks glass shoes are a good idea?
After “Alice in Wonderland” had a smash opening this winter, it’s no surprise that Disney would be glad to hear about de-animating some of their classics. Deadline is reporting that Disney has bought a pitch from Aline Brosh McKenna for a live-action version of “Cinderella.” McKenna wrote “The Devil Wears Prada.” “27 Dresses,” the upcoming Paramount comedy “Morning Glory,” and “We Bought a Zoo,” the Fox comedy which Cameron Crowe will direct. She reportedly will be paid in the seven figure range for her timely idea. First one to Disney’s doorstep with a Snow White idea is a rich girl.
The success of Alice has made studios run to the library (okay, I don’t know if Hollywood execs know what a library is, but maybe the office temp does) to find other public domain, lit classics (hey, how about that Jules Verne “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” thing?). There have been numerous reports over the last year about new versions or new takes on ”The Wizard of Oz,” and Deadline says Universal is trying to figure out the right time to put out a movie version of the Broadway smash “Wicked.”
I didn’t see “Alice,” but it sounded like they might have used too many elements from “Through the Looking Glass” to get a sequel out of that. Some lack of foresight there. Are we due for another Peter Pan yet? That has pirates, you know…
Oh, and most important–casting! Who should play Our Lady of the Ashes and her Prince Charming?