"Actress Lily James (Downton Abbey) has been cast as Cinderella in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of the beloved classic tale. The film is being directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and stars Cate Blanchett as the iconic evil stepmother.
Additional announcements regarding Cinderella are expected in the coming weeks."
Back in November 2012, actresses Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander, and Gabriella Wilde were in contention for the role, but offers were never made. Then, in February, Emma Watson was offered the role, although she passed just a few weeks later.