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Lily James: 'Cinderella' for Disney's Live-Action Film!

Lily James: 'Cinderella' for Disney's Live-Action Film!

Downton Abbey‘s Lily James has been cast as the title character in the upcoming live action version of Cinderella!

The 24-year-old actress will be co-starring alongside Cate Blanchett as the evil step-mother in the Kenneth Branagh-directed flick.

At one point, it was rumored that Emma Watson would take the role, but negotiations stalled.

The studio hopes to begin production later this year, with a 2014 release date in mind.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Lily James as the star of the live action Cinderella movie coming next year???

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14 Responses to “Lily James: 'Cinderella' for Disney's Live-Action Film!”

  1. 1
    Toni Says:

    Ordinary. Typical.

  2. 2
    hay Says:

    I was really hoping they’d give it to Bella Heathcote. I don’t get it. But I guess since they were looking at Watson first they were after someone basic.

  3. 3
    rayudi Says:

    This is gonna FLOP.

  4. 4
    Yentzen Says:

    I really wanted Bella H. to take the role :\ Ohh well good for her. :)

  5. 5
    Yentzen Says:

    @hay: YES! I really wanted her! :) her looks would fit perfectly.

  6. 6
    Barb Says:

    Most wives work their a*ses off and live their lives normally without ending with a prince. Why would they tell their daughters to watch this?

  7. 7
    Cate Says:

    Who cares who’s playing Cinderella? This movie is going to be all about Cate Blanchett!!! :D

  8. 8
    etta Says:

    wrong choice for Cinderella.
    I agree Bella heathcote would’ve been better.
    lily james’ character on Downton is super annoying.

  9. 9
    alina Says:

    @hay: oh snap nice sideswipe at Watson lol

  10. 10
    heather Says:

    @Cate: preach!!

  11. 11
    kas Says:

    this reminds me of when nikki reed was cast in twilight… just doesn’t fit.

  12. 12
    Melanie Says:

    Wow, she is pretty. Lily uses Romance Toys from AthenaToysDotcom

  13. 13
    nau Says:

    Basic? That the best you can come up with? Oh well, might as well give it to Bella Whadaho? Nobody even knows her so she clearly needs the exposure.

  14. 14
    Katrina Says:

    Okay honestly, I think that it is a terrible idea to remake Cinderella. Cinderella is a a classic movie that many people love. If you remake it in live action, people may begin to not like it or just start hating Disney. So I would double think the idea. Thanks

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