Helena Bonham Carter to play Fairy Godmother in Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella

HELENA BONHAM CARTER is set to reunite with her ex-boyfriend KENNETH BRANAGH as the Fairy Godmother in a new movie version of classic fairytale CINDERELLA.

Branagh will direct the live-action fantasy, which will feature Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Lily James as Cinderella.

Reports suggest Game of Thrones star Richard Madden, Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera and Holliday Grainger are also in talks for roles in the project.