"Have courage and be kind" - that's the central theme for Disney’s upcoming live-action Cinderella. Starring "Downton Abbey's" Lily James, as the wide-eyed Ella, the film follows her rags-to-riches romantic tale. After her father remarries following the death of her mother, Ella moves in with her evil step-mother, played by the incomparable Cate Blanchett, and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera).
Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter also make magical appearances as the charming prince Kit and the Fairy Godmother, respectively. As the ol' fable goes, Ella is forced to become a makeshift maid. When the annual extravagant ball comes around, she wants to go ... but all she has is a hand-me-down dress. After Blanchett's sinister character and the daughters rip her dress to shreds, Ella is at a loss, erupting into tears. Of course, Carter's heartwarming character comes to the rescue.
And don't worry, there's adorable mice, too.
Cinderella arrives at
the ball theaters in March 2015. Check out the trailer below!