‘Downton Abbey’ Actress Sophie McShera In Talks For ‘Cinderella’

Disney’s live-action spin on “Cinderella” is shaping up to be quite the “Downton Abbey” reunion. Sophie McShera, who plays oh-so-sweet kitchen maid Daisy on the soapy PBS drama, is in talks to join the movie as one of Cinderella’s stepsisters.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sophie could potentially join “Downton Abbey” co-star Lily James, who has been cast as the titular princess, in the Kenneth Branagh-directed movie.

“The Borgias” actress Holliday Grainger has been cast as Cinderella’s other wicked stepsister. And, considering how sweet Daisy is on “Downton Abbey,” seeing Sophie flex her bad-girl muscles in this latest spin on the classic fairy tale could prove quite exciting for fans of the period drama.

The film will also star “Game Of Thrones” cutie Richard Madden (the late, great Robb Stark of Winterfell) as Prince Charming, in addition to Cate Blanchett as Cinderella’s cruel stepmother. No word yet on who might tackle Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. The movie is slated to begin filming this fall in London with a script penned by Aline Brosh McKenna (who adapted “The Devil Wears Prada”) and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” director Chris Weitz.

Are you down for this “Downton” reunion?