Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden Cast as Prince Charming in Cinderella

‘Games of Thrones’ star Richard Madden has signed on to star as Prince Charming in Disney’s upcoming live adaptation of ‘Cinderella.’ The 27-year-old Scottish actor will appear alongside ‘Downton Abbey’ star Lily James, who has been cast as the titular hero in the romance fantasy. Cate Blanchett has also been announced to portray Cinderella’s evil stepmother, Lady Tremaine.

‘Cinderella,’ which is expected to hit theaters next year, will be helmed by ‘Thor‘ director Kenneth Branagh. The romance fantasy is expected to begin filming this fall in London.

The live action version of ‘Cinderella’ was first greenlit by Disney in May 2010, in the wake of the studio’s success with Tim Burton’s live adaptation of ‘Alice In Wonderland.’ ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ scribe Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the film’s initial draft, with ‘About a Boy’ writer-director Chris Weitz providing re-writes on the script.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Karen Benardello :As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.