Looks Like The Latest Cinderella Is A Very Familiar (Brit!) Face

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The wait is over. Disney has announced that U.K. actress Lily James will play Cinderella in its latest adaptation of the classic fairy tale. You may know her from season three of Downton Abbey, where she played Lady Rose MacClare (yes, her!) — and she's been on our radar ever since we saw her make her first red-carpet appearance at this year’s BAFTAs.

And, it seems that James won this thing despite some very fierce competition. (Emma Watson was said to be in the running for the lead role but negotiations fell through in March.) It hasn’t been announced who will play James’ Prince Charming, but Cate Blanchett is slated for the role of the wicked stepmother. We have a feeling that this is a film with a happily-ever-after ending we’ll be keen to see. Do you think the 24-year-old actress is right for the role as Cinderella? To the comments with your thoughts, please. (Huffington Post)

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