Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) has been cast as the Prince in Disney’s upcoming live-action Cinderella. As previously announced, the film is being directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and features Lily James in the title role. Deadline told you back in April that Madden was frontrunner for the prince role. He plays aspiring king Robb Stark, and while he’s fighting for that title as least here he is clearly a prince.
EXCLUSIVE: After getting a no from Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson for Cinderella, Disney and director Kenneth Branagh are testing three young actresses this week in London. One of them will likely walk away with the title role. I’m hearing that WME-repped Bella Heathcoate, UTA-repped Lily James and CAA-repped Margot Robbie are testing.
Heathcoate most recently was seen in Dark Shadows and Not Fade Away, while James was in Downton Abbey and Wrath Of The Titans and Robbie was in Pan Am and The Wolf Of Wall Street. Cinderella has Cate Blanchett attached.