Director Mark Romanek Exits Disney's 'Cinderella'

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Cate Blanchett is attached to star in the live-action remake written by Chris Weitz.

Director Mark Romanek has exited Disney's live-action Cinderella remake, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Cate Blanchett is attached to star in the reimagining of the classic fairy tale, written by Chris Weitz (A Better Life, About a Boy) and produced by Simon Kinberg (X-Men trilogy, Elysium).

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Disney said in a statement Monday that it's now looking for a new director.

"The Walt Disney Studios and Mark Romanek have parted ways on Disney’s Cinderella project," the company said in a statement. "We are committed to moving the project forward and have begun the search for a new director.  The team here at Disney respects Mark as both a director and a friend, and we hope to find something to work on together in the future."

Romanek previously helmed Never Let Me Go and One Hour Photo.

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The Cinderella project was first set up at Disney in May 2010 in the wake of the studio’s success with Alice in Wonderland, the live-action adaptation of the Lewis C. Carroll book that starred Johnny Depp.

Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the initial draft of the script.