It’s the movie trailer that’s got us all dreaming of potential handsome princes... Released last month, Cinderella treats us to a tantalizing glimpse of the next production—after Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent—to re-imagine some of Disney’s animated classics as live-action features. Multi-award-winning director Kenneth Branagh (Thor) brings a touch of class, with Downton Abbey’s Lily James radiating natural beauty as the downtrodden princess-in-waiting. A magnetic Cate Blanchett oozes sinister charm as the immaculately coiffed Wicked Stepmother in a fabulous retro-style wardrobe, while Helena Bonham Carter rocks platinum blonde as the Fairy Godmother. The celebrated sky-blue ball gown, brought to life by three-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Sandy Powell, sparkles with a staggering 1.7 million crystals. Powell sets it off with one-of-a-kind crystallized slippers created by Swarovski—look out for their starring role at the stroke of midnight, when they lead Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden, brilliantly cast as a thoughtful Prince Charming, to our dazzling heroine and the iconic fairy-tale ending.
Catch the trailer for the movie event of 2015 on YouTube.