Lily James to Play Cinderella in Live-Action Adaptation

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At this point, it seems you have to be named Lily in order to play a fairy tale princess in a live-action adaptation.

Sorry "Jessica," not gonna happen. And you can just forget about it, "Claire."

Same goes for you, "Lilly" with two L's.

Lily James has been cast to play Cinderella in the new live-action adaptation. That's after Lily Collins took on the role of Snow White in last year's Mirror Mirror.

Lily James in Downton Abbey

James, best known for her role of Lady Rose on Downton Abbey, beat out Bella Heathcote, and Margot Robbie for the role.

Kenneth Branagh will direct the film, which is set to begin production this fall for a 2014 release.

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Hello dear lovers of film. This Cinderella was completely engaging & highly entertaining. The entire Disney ensemble conspires to produce a well paced storyline that moves & unfolds so very well. This is the type of smooth production that I had to see again. As with most well wrought features there the ambition to bring together a daunting amount of material. Even if this has been a mediocre rendering, still the very Olympian effort deserves applause.
thanks Gossip for this opportunity to share my ardent appreciation of cinema
Dr. Abba DuMaine, The Master Teacher & author of A BOOK OF NEW HEALING

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