Helena Bonham Carter to Play the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella
Walt Disney Pictures
June 20, 2013
Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as the fairy godmother in Disney’s upcoming live-action feature Cinderella, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh.
She joins the previously announced cast of Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Lily James in the title role and Richard Madden as the prince.
Aline Brosh McKenna (27 Dresses, The Devil Wears Prada) and Chris Weitz wrote the film. While most people know the story from Disney's 1950 animated classic, there are variations going back as far as the 1st century BC.
Plans call to shoot Cinderella this fall in London with David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur producing.