The live-action remake of the classic Disney movie, Cinderella, has drawn a lot of interest in the rumor mill. We recently highlighted that Lily James would star as the Disney Princess for the film, but there’s another hire to the cast, Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother!
This is an interesting selection, as Bonham Carter successfully embodies many magical and extravagant characters in multiple films, such as Alice in Wonderland, the Harry Potter franchise, and The Lone Ranger, but many of her characters carry a darker side. In my opinion, she’s the perfect counter balance and partner for any of Tim Burton’s Johnny Depp characters. With this role, though, she’ll become one of the iconic images of grace and elegance.
Cate Blanchett will star as the opposing wicked stepmother. Filming is slated to begin this fall in London, with a 2014 release on the books.
Do you like this choice?