Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Frank Grillo Seals A Deal For The Purge 3
Sergeant reporting for another tour of duty
Ali Larter Returns For Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Claire Redfield is back
Billy Crudup Joins '70s Drama 20th Century Women
Joining Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig
Trailer For National Lampoon Doc Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead
'We were taking on the idiocy of our generation...'
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 July 2015
Sherlock's Jonathan Aris Reportedly Cast In Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One
Stand up, Senator Jebel...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Cinderella (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Annie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Riot Club (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A Promise (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Holliday Grainger Set For Cinderella
She'l be a mean stepsister

11 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

It’s a good thing Holliday Grainger knows a bit about A) wearing period costumes and B) behaving badly in them (cf The Borgias). Why, we hear you ask? She’s just signed on to play one of Cinderella’s mean stepsisters in Disney’s new take on the story.

Kenneth Branagh is aboard to direct, working from a script by Aline Brosh McKenna and Chris Weitz. Downton Abbey’s Lily James scored the title role, while Cate Blanchett will be in Grainger’s company as the wicked stepmother. Game Of Thrones’ Richard Madden will be providing dashing duties as Prince Charming.

It’s not yet known how far the film will deviate from the classic rags-to-magic-riches-to-rags-to-riches-again story, but given this is the Mouse House, expect things to stay fairly traditional.

Grainger, last on the big screen playing the haughty Estella in Great Expectations, is also part of the cast for US drama The Borgias, where she plays Lucrezia Borgia, a woman not traditionally known for the best behaviour. She’ll fit right in to the Cinders universe!

Cinderella is set to start shooting in the autumn for a 2014 release.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

A New Look At Captain America's Suit For The Winter Soldier
The red, white and blue duds get a do-over
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Cast Of The Gift
On acting scared, Words With Friends battles and Lego Bateman

Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)