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Richard Madden to play Cinderella's prince for Disney

Richard Madden

Story by Jack Foley

GAME Of Thrones star Richard Madden – aka Robb Stark – has been chosen by Disney to play the prince in the new live-action Cinderella.

The actor joins Downton Abbey’s Lily James in the titular role and Cate Blanchett as her wicked stepmother in the film, which is being directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh.

The Cinderella project was first set up by Disney in May 2010 following the studio’s success with Alice in Wonderland but has stalled on several occasions since.

The newly revived version is now gathering pace quickly, with Madden’s casting following hot-on-the-heels of Allen’s.

Devil Wears Prada scribe Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the initial draft of the script.

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