Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Cinderella" Live-Action

Sneak Peek the first footage and poster from "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action fantasy feature "Cinderella", opening March 13, 2015:

"...young 'Ella' (Lily James) has a merchant father who remarries following the death of Ella's 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, Ella 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..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Cinderella"...