Movie News: Disney Finds New Cinderella in Downton Abbey

April 30, 2013

After months of casting, Disney has finally put the glass slipper on their latest live-action Cinderella, namely Lily James.

James, who currently plays Lady Rose MacClare on the extremely popular PBS drama Downton Abbey and was recently in Wrath of the Titans, was offered the role after previous choice, Emma Watson, decided to pass.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Disney’s Cinderella will also star Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother and Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden (Robb Stark) is rumored to play Prince Charming.

Cinderella is scheduled to debut in 2014.

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