Kenneth Branagh Casts Birth Mother for CINDERELLA

Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) has joined Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella for Disney. She is currently starring in her new play The Pride, but will be filming in between shows.

In her theater diary, posted on UK Harper’s Bazaar, she says the following:

I am about to start filming Kenneth Branagh’s new movie, Cinderella, playing Cinderella’s biological mother at the beginning of the story, the embodiment of goodness and maternal love.

The next day I’m sitting in a rehearsal room with Ken Branagh discussing an entirely new character. By 4pm I’ve had costume and wig fittings for Cinderella and then I jump back in the car and head to the theatre.

We’ll keep you posted on Disney’s Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Hayley Atwell, Sophie McShera, Holliday Granger, Helena Bonham Carter and Cate Blanchett.

Jess Orso
Written by Jess Orso

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