• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

Disney Casts 'Game of Thrones' Actor as 'Cinderella's' Prince

Richard Madden - P 2013
Getty Images
Richard Madden

Richard Madden will star in the studio’s live-action pic opposite Lily James and Cate Blanchett.

Disney has found its prince in a Game of Thrones king.

Richard Madden, who plays Robb Stark on the HBO drama, has been cast in the studio’s upcoming live-action Cinderella.

The film, directed by Kenneth Branagh, stars Downton Abbey’s Lily James in the titular role and Cate Blanchett as her wicked stepmother.

PHOTOS: 'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Premiere: Westeros Meets Hollywood

The Cinderella project was set up at Disney in May 2010 in the wake of the studio’s success with Alice in Wonderland, the live-action adaptation of the Lewis C. Carroll book that starred Johnny Depp.

The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the initial draft of the script.

Madden is repped by WME.

Email: Sophie.Schillaci@THR.com; Twitter: @SophieSchillaci