Actress Lily James, of Downton Abbey fame, has officially been cast as Cinderella in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the beloved animated classic. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film will also star Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother.
Lily James stars as Lady Rose MacClare on Downton Abbey. Cinderella has been in development since the success of Tim Burton’s re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland. With director Branagh at the helm and two amazing actresses at the center of the film, Cinderella should prove to be a fascinating experience. Disney will provide upcoming announcements as pre-production begins.
Adam is a hardcore film fanatic. Some would call him a film snob. They’re probably right. He’s been writing film reviews for as long as he can remember, and it is truly one of his passions. Aside from writing film reviews, he is also a screenwriter. He’s written two shorts in the last year, one of which he plans to shoot in the spring of 2013. His favorite filmmakers are Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick, Ingmar Bergman, Michael Haneke, and David Lynch – simply too many to list here.