The list of talented thespians with accents continues to grow for Kenneth Branagh‘s new take on Cinderella as Hayley Atwell has joined the company. The artist formally (and futurely) known as Captain America’s Peggy Carter, will join Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Stellan Skarsgård, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), and Lily James.
So who will she play? Read the headline again!
But seriously, it was Atwell herself who broke the news of her new role in Harper’s Bazaar. “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 wrote.
The new Cinderella will begin shooting this fall for a spring 2015 release date. James will play the title character with McShera and Grainger playing the wicked stepsisters, Blanchett playing the wicked stepmother, Madden as Prince Charming, and Carter as the Fairy Godmother.
As for Atwell, nerd fans will be able to see her next as Peggy Carter in the short film of the same name to be included with the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray, and in a cameo in the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Cinderella is scheduled for release on March 13, 2015.