Hayley Atwell is Cinderella's Mother
Captain America's Hayley Atwell has been cast alongside Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Madden for a new adaptation of Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Hayley Atwell may sadly have a reduced role in the Captain America film franchise from this point on, but the actress who once played Peggy Carter is getting the chance to work another Marvel Studios alum, Thor’s Kenneth Branagh, in a new adaptation of the Cinderella fairy tale.
Atwell scooped the story to Harper’s Bazaar, when she said in an interview:
“I am about to start filming Kenneth Branagh’s new movie, Cinderella,” Atwell writes, “playing Cinderella’s Biological mother at the beginning of the story, the embodiment of goodness and mature love.”
Atwell, who is appearing briefly again as Peggy Carter in Marvel’s new short Agent Carter, will be joining a cast that includes Lily James as the titular princess, as well as Cate Blanchett as the stepmother, Richard Madden as Prince Charming, Stellan Skarsgard as the Grand Duke and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.
Cinderella heads to the ball in March 2015.