(Disney) Disney has released the first image of Downton Abbey star Lily James in the titular role in the live-action Cinderella. By the looks of things, it seems like your standard horse-riding, romantic affair that the classic storyline calls for, but with a twist — Cinderella and her prince meet before the fateful ball. James stars alongside an all-star cast that includes Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother, Helen Bonham Carter as the offbeat fairy godmother, and Game of Thrones' Richard...Read Full Story
(Photo: Getty Images | Disney)Disney is doubling down on Cinderella in their continuation of adapting their cartoon princesses into live-action badasses a la 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman. Downton Abbey actress Lily James has already landed the title role in Kenneth Branagh's version of the classic, and now comes word Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) will play the whimsical princess in a separate adaptation called Into the Woods. According to Slash Film, the Kendrick vehicle...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)In a piece of casting news as predictable as it is perfect, Helena Bonham Carter has signed on to play the Fairy Godmother in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming live action adaptation of Cinderella. And because she's Helena Bonham Carter she'll be introduced in the film as a sort of medieval bag lady. For the costume Disney could save some money by recycling the fabric scraps from her last three films. See:(Disney | Universal | BBC Films)Now that's committing to a type. As for the rest...Read Full Story
(Bauer Griffin/Getty)We already know that Downton Abbey star Lily James or Lady Rose MacClare will be gracing us with her best fairytale charm in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Cinderella. Now, the Kenneth Branagh-directed film has a prince — Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden (aka Robb Stark). He will also join Cate Blanchett, who has already been cast as the evil stepmother.
It should be noted that this will be Madden's first tentpole role. However, the film, which will most...Read Full Story