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"Downton Abbey" Actress in Talks for "Cinderella" Role

Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage(LONDON) -- Downton Abbey fans may be shocked to hear that the actress who plays sweet-as-can-be assistant cook Daisy Mason on the series is in negotiations to play one of the evil stepsisters in Disney’s live action version of Cinderella.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera would team up with Holliday Grainger of The Borgias to play mean-girl siblings who torment poor Cinderella.  

Lily James is cast in the title role with Kate Blanchett playing her wicked stepmother and Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden as the prince.

Kenneth Branagh is directing the project, which is scheduled to begin filming in London this fall.

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