Cinderella Finds Another Stepsister in Sophie McShera


Following word yesterday of Holliday Grainger joining the cast of Walt Disney Pictures’ Cinderella, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that director Kenneth Branagh has found another stepsister in “Downton Abbey” star Sophie McShera. Both join Lily James in the title role with Cate Blanchett playing the wicked stepmother and Richard Madden the prince.

Aline Brosh McKenna (27 Dresses, The Devil Wears Prada) and Chris Weitz wrote the film. While most people know the story from Disney’s 1950 animated classic, there are variations going back as far as the 1st century BC.

Plans call to shoot Cinderella this fall in London with David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur producing.

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