Who will fit into Disney’s glass slipper? With Cate Blanchett in negotiations to play the evil stepmother in the Mouse House’s live-action remake of “Cinderella,” the studio has begun narrowing its search for the classic fairy tale’s title character, sure to be a star-making role. The three foreign-born actresses who will soon be testing for director Mark Romanek are established Irish thesp Saoirse Ronan (“The Host”), up-and-coming Swedish thesp Alicia Vikander and Brit thesp Gabriella Wilde, who appeared in “The Three Musketeers” and just wrapped the role of Sue Snell in Sony/MGM’s “Carrie” remake.

Chris Weitz (“About a Boy”) wrote the pic, which Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”) sold to Disney as a pitch back in 2010. Simon Kinberg (“Elysium”) is producing the project, which Disney set up in May 2010 following the success of its live-action adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland.”

In addition to “Carrie,” Wilde will soon be seen alongside Richard Dreyfuss and Thomas Dekker in the indie drama “Squatters.” If she signs for this we’ll be extremely happy!!!!! Hopefully she will be picked!


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