1:40 pm EDT, March 16, 2013

Follow-up: Saoirse Ronan denies rumors of ‘Cinderella’ involvement

Saoirse Ronan is denying reports she has any involvement in Disney’s live-action Cinderella film, scheduled for release next year.

Earlier this week reports stated The Host actress was “the frontrunner” to star in the movie following Emma Watson’s departure from negotiations.

At The Host press junket on Saturday, Ronan told us she had heard of these rumors but there’s no truth to them whatsoever.

Cinderella will be directed by Kenneth Branagh and plans to shoot later this year for a 2014 release. The only actress cast in the film so far is Cate Blanchett who will take on the role of the evil stepmother. No other actresses’ names have been publicly thrown into the ring for the highly coveted princess role.

Disney’s recent successes on the live-action fairytale front include Alice in Wonderland and now Oz the Great and Powerful. The latter debuted last weekend to a staggering $80 million box office despite mixed reviews and is expected be number one again this weekend. In terms of live action fairytales, up next for Disney Maleficent on July 2, 2014 with Angelina Jolie in the lead role.

Ronan’s 2014 projects include The Grand Budapest Hotel, Mary Queen of Scots, and How to Catch a Monster. The Host will hit theaters March 29, 2013.

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