Stellan Skarsgård is in talks to join Kenneth Branagh's upcoming live-action version of the classic fairy tale Cinderella.

Lily James is starring as the titled character with Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother. Helena Bonham Carter is portraying the fairy godmother alongside Sophie McShera and Holly Grainger as the stepsisters.

Stellan Skarsgård will be playing the grand duke, who is an adviser to the king. Kenneth Branagh is directing from a script by Aline Brosh McKenna and Chris Weitz. Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur and David Barron are producing.

Production is scheduled to begin this fall in London.

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