The teaser trailer for Disney's CINDERELLA dropped online, weeks before Disney ushers in another fairy-tale reimagining with MALEFICENT.
The trailer doesn't show much but promises a magical film, and something that will likely continue Disney's "Early Summer Princess Dominance" streak.
The all star pedigree put behind the film has Kenneth Branagh, no stranger to fairy-tales and Shakesperian-esque tales of love and magic with such releases as THOR and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit behind the helm directing Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skaarsgard, and Richard Madden as well as Lily James as the titular princess.
The Disney classic releases March 2015.
The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drizella into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and 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 since she used to work in the cinders, 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 abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if 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." Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella's life forever.