Coming in March 2015 is this brand new live-action adaptation of the Disney classic Cinderella. The film, directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) stars Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother Lady Tremaine, Lily James as Ella, Richard Madden as Prince Charming, and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. The film will also be accompanied by the animated short Frozen Fever which will star the cast from Frozen.
The story will mostly follow the storyline of the original 1950 animated classic, while also implementing a few twists and turns. One thing that the film will do differently from the original is that Ella and Prince Charming end up meeting each other before the ball. The Prince, at the time, tells Ella that he’s simply a palace worker. Another difference between the two films is that in the new film the Fairy Godmother will play a much larger role, and is initially disguised as a beggar lady watching over Ella before eventually revealing her true identity as her Fairy Godmother.
Patrick Doyle is set to compose the score of the film. Doyle previously worked on the soundtrack to Hamlet as well as Thor, so it’s safe to say the expectations for great music in the film are high.