U taps scribe for Cinderella rethink

Peacock lining up for rewrite work

Is Cinderella the next Snow White?

With a handful of new takes on the Snow White story actively in the works around Hollywood, Universal is looking to conjure a fresh take on the classic Cinderella story as well, with Ann Peacock in final negotiations to rewrite an untitled reimagining of the fairy tale.

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Michael Dougherty wrote the previous draft.

Bruno Aveillan is aboard to helm the pic, with Scott Stuber and Pam Abby producing through the Stuber Pictures shingle.

Project has been in development for some time, but given the rise in fairy-tale rethinks over the past year, U sees this as a perfect time to get the wheels in motion.

Though the iconic character isn’t getting quite the attention Snow White has received, she is generating some heat on a couple of fronts. Disney brought on Mark Romanek to helm that studio’s untitled Cinderella story.

Universal has slated its “Snow White and the Huntsman,” starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, for release next summer. Relativity has its own untitled Snow White film, starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts, aimed for a March 16 bow.

Peacock’s credits include Fox’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and BBC Prods.’ “First Grader.”

She is repped by CAA and Principato/Young.

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