“Ella, you have more kindness in your little finger than most people possess in their whole body.”
If there’s one thing Disney’s “Cinderella” has taught us, it’s the virtue of kindness.
These days, Hollywood is all about twisted fairy tales but Disney has proven that they’ll stick with their family-friendly versions of their classic fairy tales instead. However, this time around, Disney is straying away from its iconic animated take on classic fairy tales by giving a major “facelift” to Brothers Grimm’s “Cinderella” and adapting it into a live-action feature film of the same name.
On 19th Nov, Disney debuted a new poster and a full trailer for its upcoming film adaptation of Brother Grimm’s fairy tale, “Cinderella.”
The studio previously gave us a first look at Lily James and Richard Madden as Cinderella and Prince Charming in a short teaser trailer of the film. Yes, everyone, Robb Stark of “Game of Thrones” is a Prince Charming now!
Directed by Kenneth Branagh (of “Thor” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” fame), the live-action version of “Cinderella” is written by Aline Brosh McKenna (Annie, The Devil Wears Prada) and Chris Weitz (About a Boy, Antz).
There are no drastic changes to the film’s storyline as the story follows the fortunes of young Ella (played by Lily James) whose father remarries following the death of her mother. Lady Tremaine (played by Cate Blanchett) and her daughters, Anastasia (played by Holliday Grainger), and Drisella (played by Sophie McShera) become part of the new loving family. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly dies, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, a romantic encounter with the kingdom’s Prince (played by Richard Madden) in the woods might just be the beginning of her new life.
As seen in the trailer, “Cinderella” stars Helena Bonham Carter as a fairy godmother who transforms Cinderella’s torn homemade gown into the iconic powder blue ball gown which is complete with a unique pair of glass slippers.
Scheduled for release on March 13, 2015, “Cinderella” also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Hayley Atwell, and Derek Jacobi.