Disney just released its first trailer for ‘Cinderella’ and it’s everything we hoped it would be.

Disney just released its first trailer for ‘Cinderella’ and it’s everything we hoped it would be. | Dearest Geeks of EarthCinderella is as timeless as ever.

Disney just released the first official trailer for the live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, and from what we can see, director Kenneth Branagh has taken the original 1950’s animated masterpiece and spun it into a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation of dreamers.

Not only that, but the star-studded cast brings together Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Dracula fans, which deserves all the hi-fives.


Starring Lily James (Downton Abbey), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Elizabeth), Academy Award-nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Alice in Wonderland), Sophie McShera (Downton Abbey) and Nonso Anozie (Dracula), the film follows the fortunes of young Ella ( James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother.

Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Blanchett) and her daughters – Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (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.

Eventually relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes – spitefully renamed “Cinderella” – Ella doesn’t lose hope. Instead, she’s determined to honor her mother’s dying words: “have courage and be kind.”

Then there’s 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. When the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Madden) are raised. Until her stepmother forbids her to attend that is.

Fortunately, a kindly beggar woman (Carter) steps forward with a pumpkin and a few mice – things that will change Cinderella’s life forever.

Produced by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Elysium), Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and David Barron (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) with Tim Lewis (Goldeneye) serving as executive producer, the screenplay is by Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Golden Compass).

Cinderella releases in theaters on March 13, 2015.

Photo credits: Disney

  6 comments for “Disney just released its first trailer for ‘Cinderella’ and it’s everything we hoped it would be.

  1. Annie {Stowed Stuff}
    11/19/2014 at 7:11 PM

    This will be such a great movie! Can’t wait for March 2015! What a cast – looks incredible!

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      11/20/2014 at 10:10 AM

      We’re WAY excited, Annie!

  2. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?
    11/19/2014 at 8:26 PM

    This can’t come out soon enough! I’ve watched the trailer three times already today! My two year old would prefer to watch it on loop!

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      11/20/2014 at 10:11 AM

      March needs to hurry up and get here for sure, Krystyn. Kenneth Branagh’s cinematic awesome never disappoints!

  3. maryanne @ mama smiles
    11/21/2014 at 4:02 PM

    This looks great! Very excited for it to be released!

  4. Nicole Estrella
    11/23/2014 at 7:34 PM

    Ummmm yes please…. cant wait to see this with the family. We LOVE Disney.

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