The Glass Slipper Shimmers in First Teaser & Poster for 'Cinderella'

May 15, 2014
Source: Disney


All the way back in September of 2013 was when we got our first look at Lily James as the titular Disney princess in director Kenneth Branagh's new live-action version of Cinderella. The film is due in theaters in March of 2015, and now the first poster and teaser trailer have arrived, highlighting the most iconic part of this fairytale: the glass slipper. We don't get to see any footage from the film itself, which also features Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, but it's a classic tease for a film that anyone will immediately be intrigued about. We're not sure what to expect from this live-action take on the familiar story, but we'll see.

Here's the teaser trailer for Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella straight from Disney:

And here's the teaser poster, offering just the slipper and the release date:


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.

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I like it. It sorta (hopefully) sets the tone of the film away from trying to be dark and fantasy like, but immediately has that classic Disney feel to it. Here's to hoping it stays true to that.

Danimal on May 15, 2014


Pretty but totally unwearable. Person will have to be tilted forward to wear that torture device. Let's hope Cate Blanchett and Kenneth Branagh makes this worth it.

Guest_of_Honor on May 15, 2014


Yea Cinderella will be breaking some ankles in March. It's supposed to be glass slippers not glass stilettos lol.

Oblique on May 15, 2014


Think i saw a goldfish swimming in there

Rock n Rollllll on May 15, 2014


I cannot wait for Blanchett's performance. What if Disney did like an EXPENDABLES style film for Evil Step mothers? So good. Jolie, Blanchett, Sarandon, Huston... That could be so freaking incredible.

DAVIDPD on May 15, 2014


Cinderella - Foot Fetish

MLTC on May 17, 2014

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