RICHARD MADDEN IS PRINCE IN CINDERELLAInteresting news coming from the preproduction of new CINDERELLA film. They're having a hard time finding a girl for the title role, but they do already have Cate Blanchett who will play Lady Tremaine the evil stepmother who is envious and jealous on Cinderella's beauty and they have Kenneth Branagh as the director. After they've opted not to hire one of the HARRY PLOPPER talentless brats, they are going over to London to audition three new ladies: Lily James from DOWNTON ABBEY, Bella Heathcotte whom you've watched in DARK SHADOWS and Margot Robbie (don't know who she is, but physically she fits the role best). Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and Gabriella Wilde who were mentioned before for the role are out of the game now. But here's the really good piece of info coming from "Deadline": beside searching for Cindy, the studio is also
WONDERLAND FINDS ITS RED QUEEN & WHITE RABBIT
In television news this Monday - the casting continues for ONCE UPON A TIME spin-off series ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND which will be shot as a short series filling the space between two seasons
DAN STEVENS IN SWALLOWS AND AMAZONSSpeaking of DOWNTON ABBEY stars, probably the biggest one - Dan Stevens, has a new acting gig! According to "Deadline" he will star in British family
SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS taking the key role of James Turner, aka Captain Flint! Part of the book series by Arthur Ransome, the story of the film will be set in England’s Lake District in the summer of 1929, centring on the Walker kids and the Blackett kids whose respective sailboats are dubbed Swallow and Amazon. When the adventurous and imaginative children meet, they join forces against their common enemy – the Blacketts’ uncle James whom they call Captain Flint. After leaving DOWNTON ABBEY Dan Stevens is currently shooting A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES with Liam Neeson!