Live-Action 'Cinderella' Trailer Makes Fairy Tale More Whimsical Than Ever

by Jackie Willis 6:05 AM PST, November 19, 2014
Playing Live-Action 'Cinderella' Trailer Makes Fairy Tale More Whimsical Than Ever

With Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Cate Blanchett as the wicked step-mother Lady Tremaine, you've never seen Disney's Cinderella like this before.

The first trailer for the live-action fairy tale was released on Wednesday and showcases newcomer Lily James (an Elle Fanning lookalike) and her whimsical acting abilities.

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James, 25, plays Cinderella in this retelling of the classic story about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. And you'll be happy to learn that those glass slippers are "really comfortable," according to Ella's Fairy Godmother.

One of the sweeter lines in the trailer comes from Cinderella's late mother (Hayley Atwell) who gives her daughter some advice before she leaves her. "Have courage, and be kind," she says. "Where there is kindness, there is goodness and where there is goodness, there is magic."

She was right!

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There's not a lot of "bippity boppity boo" like in Disney's 1950 cartoon, but the live-action version is stilled filled with gorgeous gowns, magical moments and a Prince Charming (Richard Madden).

Cinderella hits theaters March 13, 2015.

What do you think of the trailer? Tweet #ETnow and play movie critic in the comments.

Will Cinderella be as big of a phenomena as Frozen? If the stars of the movie like their film as much as Kristen Bell likes her Frozen, perhaps!