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Helena Bonham Carter as fairy godmother in Cinderella

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett will play the role of the wicked stepmother in the retelling of <i>Cinderella</i>

Written by PTI | Los Angeles |
June 21, 2013 4:02:21 pm

After her villaneous outings in movies like Alice in Wonderland and Les Miserables,actress Helena Bonham Carter has landed the positive role of fairy godmother in a new retelling of Cinderella.

Kenneth Branagh is directing the live-action movie for Disney which will see Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett playing the role of the wicked stepmother,the Hollywood Reporter said.

Lily James is in the title role while Game of Thrones Richard Madden will play the prince. Sophie McShera and Holliday Granger are playing the stepsisters.

The latest version of the classic story will see the fairy godmother getting more screen time. Simon Kinberg,Allison Shearmur and David Barron are producing the fantasy and are planning to shoot in London.

Bonham Carter has previously played the Red Queen in Disney’s 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland.

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