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Not one to sit on her Oscar nomination, 14-year old Hailee Steinfeld has attached herself as the potential leading lady in a new script currently making the rounds called “Sleeping Beauty”. As you may have guessed by the title, the film will be a Hollywood “revisionist” take on the well-known fairytale, a popular trend nowadays with not one, not two, but three “Snow White” movies in development and a “Hansel and Gretel” and “Jack the Giant Killer” movie both in production.
The script for “Sleeping Beauty” by Lindsay Devlin will divert from the well-known story in that it will focus more on Princess Aurora. How’s that, you say? Didn’t she just fall asleep and waited for some handsome guy to show up and kiss her? Yes, but that won’t be how the movie approaches the story. Instead, Aurora will now “enter a hazardous ‘dream world’ from which she must try to escape.” Sorta sounds like “Alice in Wonderland”…
The script doesn’t have a home at a studio yet, and is currently being shopped around. Attaching the very hot (in terms of career, I mean, ahem) Hailee Steinfeld will certainly help it get some attention in Hollywood.