Hello, dearies! Wanted to drop by with some grand news about the growing cast list of this upcoming ‘Cinderella’ adaptation in a little ‘Casting Scoop Updates: Cinderella’ post. Here we go.
CASTING SCOOP UPDATES: CINDERELLA
First, Holliday Grainger has been cast as one of the evil stepsisters who many costume drama fans may remember from the recent adaptation of Great Expectations. She’s really a lovely actress who has played “good girl” (Jane Eyre) and “bad,” villainess characters. Either way… I think she’ll do well. Then… the news I am most thrilled about, Sophie Mcshera has been cast!
Please tell me, you know who this lovely girl is?! No…?
She’s Daisy from Downton Abbey!Casting Scoop Updates: Cinderella #FWarchives Click To Tweet
Joining the cast to play Cinderella’s “other” evil stepsister is a bit… unfortunate since Daisy is a doll however I have every confidence Sophie will do the role justice and it could be fun to see her is a completely different setting. Basically this is looking like one big, happy ‘Downton’ reunion considering Lily James will be taking on the title role. Oh, yes! And I cannot forget to add that Helena Bonham Carter was cast as the Fairy Godmother. Not sure I like the sound of that but…
What do you all think? If you missed any news on this, read below for the “update” that was originally posted back in May.
Published originally May 22nd 2013
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Stopping by to give you all a brief update on the Cinderella news we’ve been chatting about – Charming has been cast! Multiple sources are confirming that actor Richard Madden has been cast for Disney’s upcoming live-action version of Cinderella.
Here’s what Variety is saying: The King in the North is becoming Cinderella’s Prince Charming. “Game of Thrones’” Richard Madden has been cast as the prince in Disney’s live-action version of “Cinderella.” Kenneth Branagh will direct the film, which also stars “Downton Abbey’s” Lily James in the title role and Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother. Allison Shearmur, David Barron and Simon Kinberg are producing “Cinderella” for Disney.
Madden joins Lily James (Downton Abbey), Cate Blanchett playing the evil stepmother and Kenneth Branagh
As most of you know, I am not overly fond of this choice but… I think just knowing that this is the actor who will be the “face” of Prince Charming, the idea has grown on me plus I am determined to keep an open mind and who knows!? I may be surprised, and Richard my be the “perfect” choice. Bring on the promotional material! If anyone has any thoughts, do share them below.