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'Cinderella' Finds Its Prince in 'Game of Thrones' Actor Richard Madden

May 9, 2013 (2:32 am) GMT
The Robb Stark depicter will sweep Lily James off her feet in the upcoming Kenneth Branagh-directed live-action movie.
Richard Madden

has been tapped to tackle the lead male role in upcoming live-action movie of the famous "" story. The Robb Stark of "" is joined in the cast ensemble by and .

"" actress James will portray the titular heroine, which was initially set to be played by before the "Harry Potter" star exited the project. Meanwhile, "" villain Blanchett will play Lady Tremaine, the evil stepmother.

Kenneth Branagh is confirmed to direct the new take on the popular tale, Aline Brosh McKenna ("") will pen the script, and Simon Kinberg who is working to write a stand-alone "Star Wars" spin-off film serves as the producer.

"We were thinking of titles and characters that we hadn't really seen done in a modern, live-action way, and we were kind of stunned that Cinderella hasn't really been done that way, as a traditional, loyal telling of the story," Kinberg told Hero Complex. "She's a great, iconic character, a character that I loved when I was a kid, and I loved the Disney animated movie."

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