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With deciding that the glass slipper didn't fit (that's the last time I'll use that reference, I promise) and dropping out of Cinderella, Irish actress, and owner of the coolest first name in Hollywood, , has now been tipped to take the lead role, according to 3News.

Ronan had been attached to the project during its early days of development and has now reemerged as the front-runner after Watson jumped ship. The fairy tale adaptation co-stars as the evil stepmother and will be directed by .

Ronan is very much an actress on the rise right now. She carried The Lovely Bones on her relatively young shoulders and she was fantastic as the teenage assassin in Hanna. We'll be seeing a lot more of her in the coming months as well, with The Host, Byzantium and How I Live Now all slated for release in 2013.

Filming on Cinderella is due to start later this year for a theatrical release in 2014.



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