Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Kenneth Branagh , the film stars Lily James in the title role, Richard Madden as the Prince, Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett as the infamous stepmother Lady Tremaine, and Academy Award-nominee Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera play Ella’s stepsisters Anastasia and Drisella, respectively. Stellan Skarsgård and Nonso Anozie play the Arch Grand Duke and the Prince’s loyal friend, the Captain. Tony® Award-winner Derek Jacobi portrays the King.
According to Exhibitor Relations, Walt Disney Studios has announced it will debut its live-action version of Cinderella on March 13, 2015. The film is directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and stars Lily James as Cinderella, Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother and Richard Madden as the prince.
They are also reporting that another Untitled Marvel Studios production will be released on July 8, 2016.
Helena Bonham Carter Cast in Disney’s Cinderella
Walt Disney Studios has announced that Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as the fairy godmother in Disney’s upcoming live-action feature Cinderella, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh. Previously announced casting includes Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Lily James in the title role and Richard Madden as the prince.
Walt Disney Studios today announced that actress Lily James of ‘Downton Abbey’ has been cast as Cinderella in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of the beloved classic tale. The film is being directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and stars Cate Blanchett as the iconic evil stepmother.
Additional announcements regarding Cinderella are expected in the coming weeks.