Downton Abbey’s Lily James to Play Cinderella

Lily James - Cinderella Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images; Disney

Disney announced today that Downton Abbey's Lily James has been cast to play Cinderella in their upcoming live-action version. (Sir) Kenneth Branagh will direct, and Cate Blanchett will play the evil stepmother. Not much else is known, but considering her background, expect a real upstairs-downstairs thing between Cinderella and her mice.