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
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
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 Skarsgard as The Grand Duke
Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother
…and one more because we adore her
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.