Principal Photography Begins On Walt Disney Pictures “Cinderella” Movie
Walt Disney Pictures has begun principal photography on “Cinderella” in London! This is Disney’s first-ever live action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale!
The movie stars Lily James (“Downton Abbey,” “Wrath of the Titans”) and is being directed by Kenneth Branagh. Other stars in the movie include:
Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones,” “Birdsong”) as the Prince
Cate Blanchett (“The Aviator”) as the infamous stepmother Lady Tremaine
Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”) as the Fairy Godmother
Holliday Grainger (“Great Expectations,” “Anna Karenina”) and Sophie McShera (“Downton Abbey,” “Waterloo Road”) play Ella’s stepsisters Anastasia and Drisella, respectively
Stellan Skarsgård (“The Avengers,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) and Nonso Anozie (“Game of Thrones,” “The Grey”) play the Arch Grand Duke and the Prince’s loyal friend, the Captain
Derek Jacobi portrays the King
Here’s a description of the film:
“The story of ‘Cinderella’ follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to ‘have courage and be kind.’ She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming ‘Kit.’ Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.”
We can’t wait to see the live action “Cinderella” movie!