The latest Cinderella clip has arrived and it finds Lily James’ title character greeting her new family at her farm estate. Of course, we all know things will go south quite quickly for our young lady.
But, for now, she is eager to meet her stepsisters and her stepmother (Cate Blanchett).
We also learn a bit of something from this Cinderella clip: Helena Bonham Carter is not only the fairy godmother, but also serves as our story’s narrator. That’s a nice touch by director Kenneth Branagh.
Cinderella also stars Richard Madden as Prince Charming and the live action version of the 1950 animated Disney classic would be enough to get us in the theaters on March 13. But the fact that the animated Frozen Fever short film precedes it and catches us up on Anna, Elsa and Olaf -- well, all the better!
We’re eager to see what Branagh has done with the legendary fairy tale. We suspect that he has updated it to make Cinderella not someone who is simply sitting idly by waiting for her prince to come. This has to be an inspiring female character who takes a lot (from those stepsisters and her evil stepmother), but also is able to stand up and fight for herself and her own dreams.
One more thing from the above clip… Blanchett’s cat is named Lucifer?!