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Game Of Thrones’ Richard Madden Is Your New Prince Charming


The King in the North has been demoted to Prince. Charming, that is. 

We previously brought you the possibility of this casting, now we can call it official. Richard Madden, who so wonderfully plays Robb Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, has landed the role of “the Prince” in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella. He’ll play opposite Downton Abbey’s Lily James, already cast in the title role and Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother.

The interesting thing about this project is we still have no idea what direction they’re going to take it. It’s a Disney project, yes, but does that mean they’re going to go the same direction as their animated feature from 1950? I’d say most likely not. They’re looking to duplicate the success they had with Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland but if you recall, original director Mark Romanek and Disney parted ways because his take was too dark for their tastes. Factor in the more recent blockbuster that was Snow White and the Huntsman and you can bet this won’t be your average fairy tale story.

The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the original screenplay which was last said to be getting a makeover from Chris Weitz. Any which way you look at it, I think Disney made a really smart choice going with Madden for this particular role.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Nancy Cozzi

    I agree. It is great casting! He is fabulous on GoT. I am curious as to what direction this story is going in.

  • Anonymous

    I have no idea why but I am painfully attracted to that gray streak in his hair. It’s just… so… perfect.

  • Renee I.

    I think next year’s Maleficent will be a good indicator of what this will be like.

  • http://twitter.com/Merbrat Barbara Slough

    There was the 1965 teevee musical with Leslie Ann Warren and
    Dr. Alan Quartermaine from General Hospital (Stuart Damon) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057950/ (wasn’t even the first tv production of it!)

    Madden is a lovely choice!

  • Anonymous

    Such, such, SUUUUCH good casting. Woof ^_^