If this first trailer is any indication, director Kenneth Branagh's live-action version of "Cinderella" looks pretty posh indeed. Although it doesn't seem to stray too far from Disney's old animated tale, it offers up some tasty eye candy and two scenery-chewing performances by Cate Blanchett as the delightfully wicked Lady Tremaine and Helena Bonham Carter as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. There's also a glimpse of the special effects that power Cinderella's mousy helpers and her decadent ride to the ball.
Lily James ("Downton Abbey," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") stars as the glowing heroine Ella, alongside Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. Agent Carter herself, Hayley Atwell, appears as Ella's late mum, alongside Sophie McShera and Holliday Grainger as Cinderella's cruel stepsisters. Last but never least, "Game of Thrones" alum Richard Madden plays Prince Charming himself. We've been missing Robb Stark's scruff, but darn those Rains of Castamere!
"Cinderella" will open in theaters on March 13, 2015.
[Via The Wrap]