24 September 2013 1:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Production has officially got underway here in London on Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, the first live-action take on the classic tale to be made by Disney.

Lily James will be front and centre as the eponymous young heroine, and the studio has released the first image with yesterday’s announcement that principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios.

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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