Principal photography on Disney’s upcoming live-action “Cinderella” has just begun in London and we have a first-look photo of Lily James who stars as Cinderella. The film, directed by Kenneth Branagh, also stars Helena Bonham Carter as her quirky fairy godmother, her wicked stepmother will be played by Cate Blanchett, and Game of Thrones‘ Richard Madden will take on the role of Prince Charming. The movie is based on Disney’s 1950 cartoon adaptation of the fairy tale “Cendrillon” by Charles Perrault, but there will be a few twists. For example, Cinderella will meet the Prince before that fateful ball.
Director Kenneth Branagh said in a statement released today that, “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. With Lily James we have found our perfect Cinderella. She combines knockout beauty with intelligence, wit, fun and physical grace. Her Prince is being played by Richard Madden, a young actor with incredible power and charisma. He is funny, smart and sexy and a great match for Cinderella.”
Production on “Cinderella” will take place at Pinewood Studios and locations throughout England and will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on March 13, 2015.
Photo Credit: Giles Keyte