Marc Esposito, French filmmaker and founder of the French movie magazine Studio, is heading to the world of fairy tales. Having recently wrapped production on his film Le Coeur des hommes 2, he told The Hollywood Reporter that he will be tackling the world of glass slippers and sinister stepsisters with Cendrillon (Cinderella). They're calling it a "film lover's fairy tale," presumably because it's going to reunite Jean Reno and Sophie Marceau, who were both in Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders' Beyond the Clouds. Or, maybe this Cinderella tale will have a taste of the movies.

Either way, Reno will play the king, Marceau the fairy godmother, and they will be joined by Catherine Jacob as the wicked aunt, and César winner for Most Promising Female Newcomer Melanie Laurent as Cinderella. (She recently co-starred in the WWII drama, Days of Glory.) So far, there's no word on the scripts details, and how closely it will follow the fairy tale, but the project will enter production next summer, for the nice sum of $36.2 million. In the meantime, you can always get Enchanted with some Snow White flavor, but somehow, I have the funny feeling that there will really be no comparison between the two.
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