Walt Disney Pictures has finally dropped the first full-length Cinderella trailer, and we’ve got it right here for you to watch.
We weren’t overly impressed with Maleficent, but we’re quite hopeful for their live-action take on the tale of Cinderella. The trailer provides quite a lengthy look at the film, and the movie’s sweet and wondrous tone is nicely delivered. It all looks a lot lighter in spirit than Maleficent, so this could be quite the winner with families.
The cast, which includes Lily James (Cinderella), Richard Madden (the prince) and Cate Blanchett (the evil stepmother), all seem just right for their parts too, but we’re a little wary of Helena Bonham Carter taking on the role of the fairy godmother. She seems to be the go-to person to play “quirky” personas; like a female Johnny Depp. And yes, that’s no compliment nowadays.
Kenneth Branagh, the director of Frankenstein (1994), Thor and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, is at the helm here.
Watch the trailer, then scroll down to check out images from the film. Cinderella hits the U.S. on 13 March 2015, Australia on 26 March 2015, and the U.K. on 27 March 2015.
Official synopsis for Cinderella:
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and 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 abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if 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 as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.