The wondrous fairytale classic Cinderella is out again on the big screen. Disney’s new film set to be released next March seems promising with an interesting cast and visuals. This beloved tale is recreated by director Kenneth Branagh with the likes of Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, who plays the evil stepmother of the title character played by Lily James.
While Cinderella has been created many times (the last being Beeban Kidron’s version released in 2000), the story is always a challenge to film because all of us are well aware of the story. Nevertheless, any fairytale no matter how many times that has been told or retold, still holds fond memories of our childhood imagination. This makes Cinderella even more special.
Cinderella in a true sense represents goodness which we have learned in the story about her character and how she never gave up and fought the wicked with hard work and a good heart. In this new movie, we can expect a better narration about the spirited girl and her dreams. And I’m sure we will find something interesting from a five-time Oscar-nominated director.
Young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her spiteful stepmother and her daughters after her father unexpectedly passes away. Ella, who is never one to give up hope, meets a handsome man in the woods, and her luck starts to turn.
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi, and Helena Bonham-Carter
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh
Here is the trailer for Cinderella