Kenneth Branagh is busy finishing off casting his live action take on Cinderella, and now he’s added another name, as Captain America star Hayley Atwell has joined the cast of the Disney movie. The actress revealed the news in a diary for Harper’s Bazaar about her hew play, The Pride, which is playing in London’s West End.
“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,” she says.
The actress joins a cast which includes Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Holly Grainger, Sophie McShera and Helena Bonham Carter. Shooting is currently underway in London. The film’s due out early 2015.