After finding success with reimaginings of some of their most famous fairy tales like ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and ‘Maleficent,‘ Walt Disney Pictures is going back to the live action well with Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Cinderella.’
Featuring ‘Downton Abbey’ actress Lily James and the former King of the North Richard Madden, there’s more to be excited about than just the ‘Frozen Fever’ short playing before the film. And now you can catch a glimpse of the magic on the horizon thanks to a new trailer and a clip from the new spin on an old classic.
In the latest trailer for one of the most iconic stories in the Disney Vault, it is proclaimed that “Just because it’s what’s done doesn’t mean it’s what should be done.” That seems to be the theme of Branagh’s adaptation of ‘Cinderella’ as this version of our princess isn’t unrecognizable just because she puts on a fancy dress and some makeup. She also has to deal with more than her evil stepmother and stepsisters. Stellan Skarsgard from ‘Thor’ and ‘The Avengers’ plays the Grand Duke, a villainous royal that schemes with Cate Blanchett’s Lady Tremaine to keep the prince away from his beloved. We only get hints of these changes in the newest promotional material for the film, but there are still a lot of great peeks at the grandiose set pieces, colorful costumes, and the epic romance shared between James and Madden’s characters. You can see for yourself in the trailer below:
Speaking of Ella’s two-faced stepsisters, they star in a new clip from the upcoming film that introduces us to Anastasia and Drisella. We also get to hear some voiceover from Helena Bonham Carter’s Fairy Godmother, who will likely be our narrator for this tale. You can see the sisters’ arrival to Cinderella’s house with their mother in the clip below:
What do you think about the latest trailer and clip for ‘Cinderella’? Are you excited to see what Kenneth Branagh does with the timeless classic? Let us know in the comment section.
‘Cinderella’ starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, and Helena Bonham Carter arrives in theaters on March 13, 2015.