One of the things that truly struck us with the debut of that Cinderella trailer was the casting of Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother.
The Oscar winner could not have been a better choice to make Cinderella’s (Lily James) life a living hell. Surrounded by her daughters, Blanchett gets the character poster treatment in the first of its kind from Disney.
Cinderella lands in theaters March 13, 2015 and is from director Kenneth Branagh and that was just one of the 9 things that impressed us from the Cinderella trailer.
With Branagh’s Shakespearean background, we think he’ll bring something truly special to the live action version of the Disney classic.
Since Disney has had such luck bringing animated stories to life in live action, watch Maleficent online for proof of that, it appears that the Mouse House will have another smash hit on their hands with Cinderella.