Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Madden's excitement over Cinderella

Richard Madden said the new Cinderella film would be faithful to the fairytale

Richard Madden has said that he thought he would be too old to play Prince Charming in Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella.

The 27-year-old has been cast in the role in the upcoming live-action Disney remake alongside Downton Abbey's Lily James as Cinderella.

He told Access Hollywood: "It feels really odd. I'm like, 'Surely, not me. Surely, I'm too old. I can't be!' Oh, actually, all right. I'm doing it!"

The Game Of Thrones star, who played former King in the North Robb Stark in the fantasy series, revealed that the film, to be directed by Kenneth, would be faithful to the classic fairytale.

"(It's) very true to the tale of the story. There's little changes happening now, so I'm not sure where it's going to go, but it's the story of Cinderella as we know it and it's an amazing cast with an outstanding director, so it's going to be really exciting," he said.

Cate Blanchett is on board to play Lady Tremaine, with Helena Bonham Carter cast as the Fairy Godmother, while Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera have also joined the film as the ugly sisters Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine.

Stellan Skarsgard is in talks to play the Grand Duke.

Cinderella is scheduled to be released in 2015.

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