Cinderella’s Coming in 2015
I’ve been anticipating lots of great movies from Disney and since visiting the studios I feel even more eager to learn about what they have coming next. I already know about what’s due this year from my Disney 2014 Movie Slate post. I’ve been waiting on Maleficent for almost two years and today I’ve found out that another amazing movie (besides Star Wars VII) is getting released from Disney Motion Picture Studios. The timeless classic Cinderella is coming in March of 2015 in live action. Can you believe it? I’ve been loving the fairy tale remakes from Disney and I expect this one to be just as great. I’m hoping they continue because I would love to see Beauty & the Beast in live action or the Little Mermaid. You can see the teaser poster and trailer below and read some more about the upcoming film.
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.
Mark your calendars now and get ready on March 13th, 2015