'Downton Abbey' Star Lily James Cast As Cinderella


Downton Abbey star Lily James has been cast as Cinderella. James will star in the Disney live-action movie directed by Kenneth Branagh.

James was chosen amongst a short list of actors including Bella Heathcote and Margot Robbie. The part was originally intended for Emma Watson, before she dropped out of consideration in March.

Cinderella will also reportedly star Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother.

James has also starred in Wrath of the Titans.

The film does not yet have a release date.


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