Hayley Atwell—probably best known to nerds as Peggy from “Captain America: The First Avenger” and the upcoming “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter”—has tweeted today, “Shooting Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella in Pinewood this week.” No word yet on her role, but she joins an already impressive cast for Disney‘s live action reboot, that includes Lily James in the lead, Cate Blanchett as the Evil Stepmother, and “Game Of Thrones” star Richard Madden as the prince, along with Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera as the stepsisters. Maybe Atwell is rounding out that trio? We’ll find out soon enough. The actress can be seen next in the Andre 3000-starring Jimi Hendrix flick “All Is By My Side.” “Cinderella” drops on March 13, 2015.
Well now I’m getting a little more interested in this film. At first I just couldn’t imagine why I would want to see a live action version of Cinderella — and in many respects, I still can’t. But Atwell as well as Cate Blanchett’s involvement makes me a little more hopeful that perhaps it will be a good film. I don’t know, I like them both as actors so we’ll see.