If you’re going to make a Cinderella movie, you need some evil stepsisters. Now Disney’s live action take on the legend has got one, as TheWrap reports that Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations) has signed up to play the role.
Kenneth Branagh is set to direct the movie, with Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Downton’s Lily James in the title role. Game Of Thrones star Richard Madden is set to take on the duties of the dashing prince.
Aline Brosh McKenna and Chris Weitz came up with the script, but there’s still no info on how this version will deviate from the original story – although the presumption is that elements will be updated to make Cinderella less passive and more of a modern girl in charge of her own destiny.
The film is due to shoot this autumn.