Downton Abbey‘s Lily James will be Disney’s new Cinderella
It looks like Disney has finally found its next Cinderella. The popular actress from ‘Downton Abbey’ will play in the live-action production of the popular story.
It has not been easy for Disney to pick its next princess, but the company has finally announced its choice for the live-action depiction of the classic fairytale. Lily James, an actress that appeared on a few episodes of the popular series ‘Downton Abbey’, has been cast in the role of Cinderella herself. Kenneth Branagh will be directing while Cate Blanchett is set to play the horrible stepmother from the story. Richard Madden is to play Prince Charming.
Producing the project is Allison Shearmur, David Barron and Simon Kinberg. The screenplay was written by Aline Brosh McKenna and Chris Weitz.