Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kenneth Branagh's "Cinderella"

Sneak Peek more footage from Disney's live-action supernatural drama "Cinderella", directed by Kenneth Branagh ("Thor"), starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Sophie McShera, Holliday Granger, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi and Stellan Skarsgard:

"...'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.

"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..."

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