There's been lots of whispering going on lately about the forthcoming live action Cinderella flick. One thing we know for sure is that Cate Blanchett will indeed take on the role of the Wicked Stepmother. However we're still waiting to hear whether or not Saoirse Ronan will play Cinderella herself - though having spoken to her on the phone last Friday, we reckon it's a goer, she just can't say a word yet. This morning though, we can finally add one more piece to the Cinderella puzzle; Kenneth Branagh will direct.

Vulture report that Branagh (director of Thor) is now lined up to replace Mark Romanek who was originally the man with the job. Romanek allegedly walked away from the helm after rumoured disagreements between his camp and Disney's. Romanek had planned to go darker with the story so now we're not sure what to expect from Branagh's interpretation. Surely it won't be all sweetness and light. Currently Branagh is working on Jack Ryan starring Chris Pine which you can expect to see Stephen's Day 2013.