Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Disney searched as hard for its Cinderella as the fairy tale prince who canvassed the kingdom lugging one glass slipper. Downton Abbey‘s Lily James has been set for the role in the live-action re-imagining the classic tale. Kenneth Branagh is directing, and Cate Blanchett plays the nasty and manipulative stepmother. Allison Shearmur, David Barron and Simon Kinberg are producing.

James is repped by Charles Collier at Tavistock Wood in the UK and UTA in the U.S.

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