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Disney Casts Downton Abbey Star Lily James As Cinderella!

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The shoe fits! There was big casting news out of Los Angeles on Tuesday. Walt Disney Studios announced who will be playing the one and only Cinderella in an upcoming live-action feature based on the classic tale. And who was crowned with this very royal role?

Downton Abbey’s Lily James! You may recall Lily James in the role of Lady Rose MacClare – the rebellious flapper – in the last season of the show.  And now she has been cast in one of the most iconic roles…ever! The film will be directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and also stars Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother.

Disney has yet to reveal any other details, but it does seem like a great job of casting! What do you think of the choice of Lily James as Cinderella?

Plus check out this hilarious Downton Abbey Parody Disney Style right here.

 

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