The first full length trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action version of Cinderella has finally hit the web.
The trailer, at just less than 3 minutes long, shows us a range of characters, and many similarities to the animated version of Cinderella from Disney in 1950.
Downton Abbey actress Lily James stars in the lead role as Cinderella, whilst Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden plays Prince Charming.
In the trailer, we also see Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine, Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Hayley Atwell as Cinderella’s mother.
Directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, the screenplay has been written by Chris Weitz and Aline Brosh McKenna.
The supporting cast includes Sir Derek Jacobi as The King, Stellan Skarsgård as the Grand Duke and Ben Chaplin as Cinderella’s father.
Cinderella is one of several remakes currently taking place at Disney, with live-action versions of The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and Dumbo also in production.
In addition, Disney are also making a sequel to 2010s Alice in Wonderland from Tim Burton, and recently released Maleficent with Angelina Jolie, telling the story of Sleeping Beauty. Maleficent went on to become the second highest grossing film of 2014. With their success so far, it seems that Disney can only move steadily forward with their upcoming live-action remakes.
Cinderella will be released on 3rd April 2015 in the UK.
Read the article at focusfilm.co.uk