It's hard to imagine Helena Bonham Carter starring in anything but a fantasy or period piece, or a cross-over of the two.

Disney revealed today that our favorite female Death Eater will once again flick a wand, but this time using magic for good as the fairy godmother in the upcoming live-action "Cinderella." Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the classic fairy tale will also star Lily James of "Downton Abbey" in the title role, an evil Cate Blanchette as the wicked stepmother, and Richard Madden of "Games of Thrones" as Prince Charming.

Bonham Carter seems a perfect fit for the role, having been cast as one bizarre, fantastical character after another -- from the Red Queen to Bellatrix Lestrange to Mrs. Lovett. Yet we wonder if she will ever tone things down and return to her simpler roots, à la Marla Singer.

No release date for the "Cinderella" reboot has been announced yet, but filming is reported to begin this fall in London.

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