The trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s and Disney’s new adaptation of Cinderella has been released. Penned by Chris Weitz (who I am still trying to forgive for The Golden Compass) the story is inspired by the traditional Charles Perrault version of Cinderella story, complete with the glass slippers, pumpkin and fairy godmother.

Downton Abbey's Lily James as Cinderella

Downton Abbey’s Lily James as Cinderella

Game of Thrones fans now have some revenge for the Red Wedding. Richard Madden will play Kit, or Prince Charming

Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden will play Kit, or Prince Charming (take that George)

Cate Blanchett looking delightfully evil as Lady Tremaine, the wicked step-mother

Cate Blanchett looking delightfully evil as Lady Tremaine, the wicked step-mother

The ugly step-sisters: Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations, The Borgias) as  Anastasia and Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera as Drisella

The ugly step-sisters: Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations, The Borgias) as Anastasia and Downton Abbey’s Sophie McShera as Drisella

Nonso Anozie  (Game of Thrones, Ender's Game) as Captain and Stellan Skarsgård as The Grand Duke

Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones, Ender’s Game) as Captain and Stellan Skarsgard as The Grand Duke

Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother

Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother

...and one more because we adore her

…and one more because we adore her

These guys will steal the show

These guys will steal the show

Prolific period-drama actor Ben Chaplain, (World Without End) and Hayley Attwell (Pillars of the Earth, Captain America) play Ella/Cinderella’s parents, and Sir Derek Jacobi plays the King. Watch the trailer below.

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About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

3 Responses

  1. Alicia

    I can’t wait, I think it looks wonderful! And I love that Richard is in it, I’ve missed him since Game of Thrones!

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    • Olga Hughes

      It will be nice seeing him get a happy ending!
      I love all of the actors in the main cast so I am really looking forward to it.

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      • Alicia

        Definitely! He deserves it 🙂
        Me too, fantastic cast & the trailer looks great so hopefully it delivers 🙂

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