Disney Casts Lily James As "Cinderella"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday April 30th 2013 11:54PM

It has taken a while, but Disney has finally found the title star of its upcoming live-action "Cinderella" feature.

"Downton Abbey" and "Wrath of the Titans" star Lily James will play the legendary girl in the Kenneth Branagh directed project, alongside Cate Blanchett as her evil stepmother.

"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson was in talks to star as the princess, but a deal never closed. The project was first set up at Disney three years ago.

Source: Variety