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Friday 30 January 2015

Actresses audition for Cinderella

Bella Heathcote could be adding the role of Cinderella to her CV
Bella Heathcote could be adding the role of Cinderella to her CV

Bella Heathcote and Margot Robbie are among the actresses battling it out for the role of Cinderella.

Downton Abbey actress Lily James, who plays Lady Rose McClare in the ITV period drama, is also in the running to fill the part left by Emma Watson, who was previously attached to the film, reported Deadline.

The trio will apparently be testing for the role in London this week, before director Kenneth Branagh chooses his princess.

Bella and Margot both shot to fame in Australian soap Neighbours, before carving out Hollywood careers. Bella appeared in Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp, while Margot featured in US TV drama Pan Am.

Game Of Thrones actor Richard Madden, who plays King of the North Robb Stark, is reportedly on the list for the film's male lead.

Cate Blanchett is still set to star as the wicked stepmother.

Filming is scheduled to start in the autumn for a 2014 release.

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