‘Downton Abbey’ star Lily James takes on the title role of Ella, whose life is turned upside down when her wealthy father remarries then unexpectedly passes away, reported E! online.
Cate Blanchett takes on the role of Cinderella’s cruel stepmother, while Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera will play her daughters Anastasia and Drisella.
Helena Bonham Carter will play the Fairy Godmother with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Richard Madden as Prince Charming. Hayley Atwell, Stellan SkarsgArd and Derek Jacobi also feature in the supporting cast for the fairy tale, which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh.
“It is impossible to think of Cinderella without thinking of Disney and the timeless images we’ve all grown up watching. And those classic moments are irresistible to a filmmaker,” Branagh said. ‘Cinderella’ will open on March 13 in the US and March 27 in the UK.