|Sophie McShera of Downtown Abbey is moving upstairs in Branagh's Cinderella|
*gasps from the balcony* "Oooooooh!" *collective skirts rustle as all lean forward*
|Sophie McShera as Daisy Mason in Downtown Abbey|
Holliday Grainger has long since been confirmed as Cindy's other (also evil) step-sibling, (character name still unknown). Unlike their animated Disney counterparts, they will be Cinderella's beautiful stepsisters - at least on the outside.
|Sophie McShera for Grazia|
So as of yesterday (June 26), the confirmed cast is now:
Lily James -- Cinderella
Cate Blanchett -- Lady Tremaine
Helena Bonham Carter -- Fairy Godmother
Richard Madden -- Prince Charming
Holliday Grainger -- Stepsister #1 (name unknown)
Sophie McShera -- Stepsister #2 (Noemi)
OK. This is looking interesting. Who's next?
Note: Disney has set the release date for Cinderella as March 13, 2015
* Source, additional source
**IMDB says her name is to be Drizella but I've seen this site change information every now and then. Two other (more reputable) sources are confirming McShera's character will be named Noemi.