Disney releases the second official trailer for their live-action Cinderella film, starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett. Cinderella hits theaters on March 13, 2015.
At the stroke of midnight on January 1, Disney treated us to the first official sneak peek of the upcoming live-action Cinderella film…what a way to kick things off! Well, Cinderella’s promo continues—earlier this week, Disney announced that the film will be coming to IMAX in time for the March 13 theatrical release. And to celebrate, they released the second official film trailer, which you can watch below.
The video begins with (Cinder)Ella (Lily James) coming across the Prince (Richard Madden) in the middle of a stag hunt and having a wonderful tet-a-tet. From there, we get scenes of Ella’s life as a servant and her Step-mother’s (Lady Tremaine, Cate Blanchett) cruel treatment; the Prince unable to forget about the girl he randomly met; Ella and her Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) preparing for the Ball; the Prince meeting Ella again; and the Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgard) and Lady Tremaine conspiring to keep Ella and the Prince apart:
The trailer is so magical, don’t you think? And Ellie Goulding singing “My Blood” elevates the experience even more.
The Cinderella movie’s official twitter account also shared these original costume sketches from the film—check them out:
Aren’t these amazing? And it’s so incredible to see how the finished products in the trailer are just as lovely! I definitely plan to see Disney’s Cinderella during opening weekend, and luckily, we can now pre-order our tickets HERE at Fandango now!
The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her 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, she 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. (via Cinemablend/Disney)