Disney's Latest 'Cinderella' Gets New Midnight Tease & Featurette
by Ethan Anderton
January 2, 2015
Everyone knows how important the stroke of midnight is in the classic fairytale Cinderella, and that's why Disney took full advantage of that on New Year's Eve by revealing a new preview of their latest live-action take on the story focusing on the all-important time. There's plenty of new footage we haven't seen in the trailers, showing off more of the gorgeous sets and costumes. In addition, a new featurette has surfaced as well, featuring lead actress Lily James, her prince Richard Madden ("Game of Thrones") and director Kenneth Branagh. We all know the classic story, but maybe this will be worth checking out in March?
Here's the midnight sneak preview for Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella from Disney:
And here's the featurette for the live-action fairytale film, straight from Yahoo:
You can still watch the most recent US theatrical trailer for Cinderella right here.
Cinderella is directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and written by Aline Brosh McKenna (Annie, The Devil Wears Prada) and Chris Weitz (About a Boy, Antz). The story follows young Ella (Lily James) whose 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 dies, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. But a fairytale love with the kingdom's Prince (Richard Madden) might be her way out. Disney releases the film early next spring on March 13th, 2015.