Disney has released it’s first full-length trailer for the new, non-musical live-action film Cinderella.
Everyone knows the timeless tale of the young woman who was mistreated by her stepmother and two evil stepsisters. This version appears to stays true to the backbone of the Disney version of story (there are even helpful mice!) and it doesn’t hurt that it’s visually beautiful as well. Lily James stars as the title character and her Prince Charming is played by Game of Thrones hunk Richard Madden.
You can read the official description of the movie, according to Disney, then watch the magical trailer below!
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.
Disney’s Cinderella, stars Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter.
You can see the film in theaters March 13, 2015.
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