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Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ Steps Out With Teaser Trailer and Poster

Disney shows off some famous footwear in the first first marketing for Cinderella, director Kenneth Branaugh’s live-action remake of the 1950 animated classic.

Debuting March 13, 2015, the film stars Lily James as Ella, Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Helena Bonham-Carter as the fairy godmother.

cinderella teaser poster

Here’s the film’s official description:

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.

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Comments

  • alistaircrane

    I’m not sure why this is necessary. Disney already made the perfect Cinderella movie in 1950.

  • Adam Chapman

    Doesn’t it seem like Cate Blanchett should be the fairy godmother with Bonham-Carter as the Step-Mother?

  • Billy Boy

    Did… did that butterfly just get crystalized? All I can think of now is “The Diamond Touch.”

  • alistaircrane

    It sacrificed itself in the name of beauty.