Sixty-five years after Disney’s classic animated tale delighted audiences, Cinderella is slated to open in theaters nationwide March 13, 2015.
Cinderella stars Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as the glass slipper-losing princess, along with Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (the Evil Stepmother), Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden looking very dapper as Prince Charming, and Holliday Grainger (Jane Eyre, The Borgias) and fellow Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera star as the Evil Stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella.
Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier) also stars as Cinderella’s Mother, Thor‘s Stellan Skarsgård as the Grand Duke, Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, The King’s Speech) as The King, Nonso Anozie (The Grey, Game of Thrones) as the Captain, and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line, Murder by Numbers) as Cinderella’s Father.
If you’ve been living under a very solid rock for your whole life or just need a refresher on the classic fairy tale, read below for Disney’s official Cinderella synopsis:
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and 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 abuse her.
And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if 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.”
Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
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