Teaser Trailer for Disney’s Live Action Cinderella… It’s a Shoe
Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent isn’t even in theaters yet but Disney has already started teasing their next live action fairytale release. The first teaser trailer for Disney’s Cinderella gives us at look at the titular character’s most famous accessory. A glass slipper. But that is literally all it gives us. I guess it’s such an iconic image that it speaks for itself, and it is a very pretty shoe.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, and starring Downton Abby’s Lily James and Game of Throne’s Richard Madden, this live-action adaptation is set for release March 2015. As I’m a fan of the trend of reimagining fairytales – it usually results in a large female cast and some awesome female characters – I am excited to see what they do with Cinderella.
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.
What do you think? Are you excited about the glass slipper and everything that goes along with it?
Author: Undie Girl
Undie Girl (aka Von) has a BA (Hons) Major in Cultural Studies. The title of her honours thesis was “It’s just gay and porn”: Power, Identity and the Fangirl’s Gaze. She’s currently pursuing a Masters of Media Practice at University of Sydney. Von’s a former contributor The Backlot’s column The Shipping News and a current co-host of The Geekiary’s monthly webcast FEELINGS… with The Geekiary.
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