Disney has released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming live-action version of their beloved Cinderella, which is due in theaters this coming March. A very subdued teaser that came attached to Disney’s other live-action fairy tale adaptation, Maleficent, featured only a 360 shot of a CGI glass slipper. This new trailer, however, delivers tons of footage that is sure to widen the eyes of little girls the world over in excitement for this movie.
Watch the new trailer here below.
The film stars Lily James as Cinderella, Richard Madden (who played Robb Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Prince Charming, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine, the wicked stepmother, and Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother. Cinderella is being directed by Kenneth Branagh.
It was inevitable after the success of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland that Disney would love to repeat that success and seemingly did so with Maleficent this year. Are you excited to see the beloved cartoon worlds re-imagined in live action?
Cinderella is scheduled to arrive in theaters in March 13, 2015 in the U.S. (March 27, 2015 in the UK).
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) 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 (Richard Madden). 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 (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.