Dreams come true: This morning marked the release of the brand new trailer for the live-action Cinderella. The trailer offers an enticing glimpse into the gorgeous new telling of the classic Disney story, including peeks at Lily James as Ella, Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Richard Madden as the Prince, and in what is sure to be a memorable performance, Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. The film brings together this all-star cast under the direction of Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Hamlet) and screenwriter Chris Weitz (About a Boy).
Check out the trailer below and gear up for an exciting few months as we count down to the film’s March 13, 2015 release date:
Check out the film’s official synopsis below:
The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella, whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman steps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella’s life forever.
Are you excited to see the live-action Cinderella when it comes out on March 13?