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For as long as I can remember Cinderella has been my FAVORITE Disney princess; as a little girl I completely fell in love with the movie. From the cute little mice to the sparkling gown and glass slipper, it was the perfect fairy tale. So you can only imagine how excited I was to hear that Disney was creating a live-action film based on the 1950’s animated film. I was even more excited when Disney FINALLY released the official trailer for the film, earlier this week. Watching the trailer immediately put a smile on my face and tears in my eyes (yes I’m serious). It’s like a dream come true! All of my childhood dreams and fantasy coming to life on the big screen. Real life sparkling gowns, glass slippers, cute little mice and even a pumpkin carriage! I mean, come on look at these amazing movie posters:
Don’t worry, there’s even a handsome Prince! The colors and costumes are exquisite, and the casting is amazing. Cate Blanchett makes for the absolute PERFECT evil step mother and I can’t wait to see Helena Bonham Carter bring our favorite fairy Godmother to life. Of course, Lily James makes a beautiful and sweet Cinderella and Richard Madden will put any other handsome prince to shame (If you’re a GoT fan then you know what I’m talking about). Check out some of the fantastic images from the film here:
Disney’s Cinderella hits theaters on March 13th, 2015, so mark your calendars! Here’s the official trailer and some more information on this new, exciting live-action fairytale film!
“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.
A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.
Directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh (“Thor,” “Hamlet”) and starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Elizabeth”), Lily James (“Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) and Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”), “Cinderella” is produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Elysium”), Allison Shearmur (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I”) and David Barron (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) with Tim Lewis (“Goldeneye”) serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “The Golden Compass”).
“Cinderella” will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on March 13, 2015.”