Helena Bonham Carter joins ‘Cinderella’ as the Fairy Godmother

06.20.13 4 years ago

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Helena Bonham Carter is getting her magic wand ready.

The “Les Miserables” actress has signed on to play the Fairy Godmother in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “Cinderella” opposite Lily James (Cinderella), Cate Blanchett (the Wicked Stepmother) and Richard Madden (the prince). The film is being directed by Kenneth Branagh (“Thor”) from a script by Chris Weitz (“About a Boy”).

Bonham Carter will next be seen in Disney’s “The Lone Ranger” opposite Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The Gore Verbinski-directed film is slated to hit theaters on July 3.

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