Will Amanda Seyfried Be The Next Live-Action Cinderella?

By Eric Eisenberg 2010-06-30 18:41:25discussion comments
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After appearing in last year's drama Chloe with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson, it looked as though Amanda Seyfried was trying to shed the teen image that she constructed with Mamma Mia!, Mean Girls, and Jennifer's Body. Then she decided to do a Nicolas Sparks adaptation and a romantic comedy, knocking her back down. If rumors are true, Seyfried's next film will target an even younger demographic: the Disney Kids.

Rumor site In Case You Didn't Know is reporting that Seyfried will play the lead in a live-action adaptation of Cinderella, though the source is unidentified. Should the casting be confirmed, she would be the second live version of the princess Disney has made, having produced a made-for-TV movie back in 1997 starring Brandy Norwood in the lead role and Whitney Houston as her Fairly Godmother. Twentieth Century Fox also made a version in 1998 with Drew Barrymore and

We last heard about the live action adaptation in May when it was announced that The Devil Wears Prada scribe Aline Bosh McKenna was writing the script, but I wouldn't put too much stock in this rumor. The unnamed source doesn't raise confidence and the outlet isn't exactly a regular source for breaking movie news. Seyfried is probably the exact kind of actress that Disney will be looking for when casting comes around, but I doubt this is it.
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