Disney is in talks with "About a Boy" and "The Golden Compass" writer-director Chris Weitz to rewrite its live action "Cinderella," TheWrap has confirmed.
"Cinderella" is a big project for Disney. The studio bought a pitch for the project from "The Devil Wears Prada" writer Aline Brosh McKenna in 2010. At the time, it was reported that the deal was worth $1 million.
Mark Romanek is to direct the movie.
Weitz, who was nominated for an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for "About a Boy," knows his way around a wide range of genres.
He directed the 2009 "Twilight" movie "New Moon," and produced and directed the 2011 "A Better Life."
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.