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Geek Peek: First Image From Disney’s Live-Action ‘Cinderella’
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Walt Disney Pictures has announced that principle production has begun on Cinderella, a live-action feature take on the classic fairy tale story being directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Jack Ryan). Disney previously turned the fairy tale in a beloved animated feature back in 1950.

In celebration of the start of filming, a first image has been released showing star Lily James (Downton Abbey, Wrath of the Titans) as the titular character. You can check out the first image and read a description below.

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Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Kenneth Branagh (“Jack Ryan,” “Thor”), the film stars Lily James (“Downton Abbey,” “Wrath of the Titans”) in the title role, Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones,” “Birdsong”) as the Prince, Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“The Aviator”) as the infamous stepmother Lady Tremaine, and Academy Award-nominee 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 SkarsgÃ¥rd (“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. Tony® Award-winner Derek Jacobi portrays the King.

“Cinderella” is produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: First Class,” “Elysium”), Allison Shearmur (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), David Barron (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” “Jack Ryan”), from a screenplay by Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “The Golden Compass”).

Cinderella will be released on March 13, 2015.

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[Source: Disney]

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1 Comment »

  1. So, will this Cinderella be a “tough smart independent” woman who can “take care of herself” and “kick-butt”?

    Comment by Dar — September 24, 2013 @ 12:01 am

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