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Helena Bonham Carter added to Disney's Cinderella, fulfilling at least one requisite of Disney fairy-tale reimaginings

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In keeping with the total confounding of expectations that is Disney creating another fairy-tale reimagining in the wake of Alice In Wonderland, Helena Bonham Carter has been cast in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella as the fairy godmother—the ethereal light to the wicked dark that is Cate Blanchett’s evil stepmother. It’s something of a role reversal for the two actresses that shakes up their usual archetypes, much as this new Cinderella will shake up previous Disney adaptations by being much more dimly lit and expensive. Carter’s name is now added to the rest of the confirmed cast of Lily James and Richard Madden, and the chorus of questions asking when Johnny Depp will be added to this movie already.