Disney has found its CINDERELLA.
Lily James will play the titular role in the live-action version of the classic animated film. She will be starring alongside Cate Blanchett who will play the Evil Stepmother. Emma Watson was previously in talks to take the role with Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and Gabriella Wilde all having tested.
Kenneth Branagh will direct with Simon Kinberg producing.
James currently stars as Lady Rose in the hit series “Downton Abbey” and last year appeared in the films “Wrath of the Titans” and “Fast Girls”.
She is repped by UTA and Tavistock Wood.