'Games of Thrones' actor cast as 'Cinderella' prince

05:00 AM, May 08, 2013

Actor Richard Madden arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones." Jon Kopaloff FilmMagic/


Written By by Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

Cinderella has her prince.

Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden has been cast as the love-struck prince in Disney’s live-action remake of the classic fairy tale.

The Scottish actor has played Northerner Robb Stark in the HBO drama Game of Thrones since 2011.

Downton Abbey star Lily James will play Cinderella and Cate Blanchett has been cast as the evil stepmother. The film will be directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and is slated to come out in 2014.