Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera is in talks to play one of the two wicked stepsisters in Disney's live-action Cinderella. We reported just yesterday that Holly Grainger is playing the other stepsister.
Sophie McShera joins Cinderella as one of the wicked stepsisters
Lily James is locked in to play the title character, an orphan who overcomes a ridiculing family to find her true love, with the help of her fairy godmother. Game of Thrones star Richard Madden is playing the prince who Cinderella falls for, with Cate Blanchett playing her wicked stepmother.
Kenneth Branagh is directing from a screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna and Chris Weitz, with Simon Kinberg, Alli Shearmur, and David Barron producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall in London.
Cinderella comes to theaters March 13th, 2015 and stars Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgård, Richard Madden, Lily James, Holly Grainger, Derek Jacobi. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.