‘Game of Thrones’ Star Richard Madden Cast as Prince in Disney's ‘Cinderella’

'Game of Thrones' Star Richard Madden Cast as Prince in Disney's 'Cinderella'

Richard Madden joins a cast that also includes Cate Blanchett and Lily James

Disney has cast "Game of Thrones" actor Richard Madden in the role of the Prince in its upcoming live-action movie "Cinderella," the company said Wednesday.

Madden, who plays Robb Stark in HBO's hit dragons-and-swords fantasy series, joins a cast that includes Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother. "Wrath of the Titans" and "Downton Abbey" actress Lily James is playing the title role.

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Kenneth Branagh is directing the film. Producing duties are being handled by Alli Shearmur and Simon Kinberg.

Disney bought the pitch for the big-screen take on the classic folk tale from writer Aline Brosh McKenna, whose credits include "The Devil Wears Prada," in 2010.

In addition to "Game of Thrones" and, now, "Cinderella," Madden will star in the upcoming romantic drama "A Promise." Set in Germany in the days prior to WWI, the Patrice Leconte film focuses on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher.