The Downtown Abby Star Will Portray The Fabled Character
Disney has revealed the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live action reimagining of the classic fairytale, "Cinderella." The movie stars Lily James in the role of Cinderella, and is set for release in April 2015. The movie will also feature Cate Blanchett, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Stellan Skarsgard, and Richard Madden.
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Lily James is best known for her acting role as Lady Rose MacClare in the British period drama Downton Abbey, whose character has starred in the third and fourth seasons of the show.
The film is directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, who many audiences will recognize from his role as Gilderoy Lockhart in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." Game of Thrones' Richard Madden will play the handsome prince to Lily James' servant girl-turned-ball attendee who catches the eye of said prince.
The film is a live action remake of the classic 1950's cartoon movie that most of the world has come to recognize. The story dates back even further to 17th century folklore, and will be reimaged and a live-action film later next year.
Disney also just released a teaser trailer for the upcoming movie, which does not feature any footage from the movie, but rather focuses on the iconic glass slipper featured heavily in the tale.