Disney’s CINDERELLA live-action movie in 2015

Cinderella Disney Live-Action 2015 Movie

Hot on the heels of Maleficent comes another live-action re-imagining of a classic Disney Princess tale, Cinderella. While the poster and trailer are just a tease, it’ll be interesting to see how they handle this tale. Maleficent looks pretty cool, Beauty and the Beast is reportedly getting a flick, and one has to wonder if other live-action remakes of Disney classics are far behind (The Little Mermaid, anyone? Or Frozen?)

From Disney’s press release…

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.

Cate Blanchett? Helena Bonham-Carter? Directed by Kenneth Branagh? If Disney is going to keeping churning out these live-action Princess movies, at least they’re picking some top shelf talent.

Here’s the trailer…


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