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This article is about the 2015 live-action film. For the 1950 animated film, see Cinderella (film).
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Film information
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Produced by: David Barron
Simon Kinberg
Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna
Chris Weitz
Music by: Patrick Doyle
Cinematography: Haris Zambarloukos
Editing by: Martin Walsh
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release Date(s): March 13, 2015
Language: English

Cinderella is an upcoming 2015 American live-action fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is inspired by the fairy tale "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault, and the 1950 animated film of the same name. It stars Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother Lady Tremaine and Lily James as Cinderella, respectively. The film is scheduled to be released on March 132015.


The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drizella into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming "Kit". Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as her fairy godmother, disguised as a kindly beggar woman, steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella's life forever.
Cinderella animation

The 1950 and 2015 Cinderella.


After the success of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Disney began developing a new adaptation of Cinderella in May 2010.[1] Director Mark Romanek was initially going to direct the movie, however, he dropped out on January 9, 2013 due to creative differences. On February 1, 2013, Kenneth Branagh (Thor) stepped in as the new director. The screenplay is co-written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) and Chris Weitz (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and will star Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine.

The role of Cinderella was originally offered to former Harry Potter star, Emma Watson, but she eventually dropped out because she's starring in another fairy tale project, Beauty and the Beast with Guillermo del Toro directing it. After Watson left, other actresses such as Saiorse Ronan, Alicia Vikander, Gabriella Wilde, Imogen Poots, Bella Heathcote, Margot Robbie and Lily James were all considered for the role. Ultimately, the role was given to Lily James (Downtown Abbey) on April 30, 2013.

On May 8, 2013, it was announced that Game of Thrones star Richard Madden was cast as Prince Charming. In June 2013, Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera joined the film as Anastasia and Drizella. Later that month, Helena Bonham Carter was cast as the Fairy Godmother. On July 8, 2013 it was announced that Stellan Skarsgård was in talks for the role of The Grand Duke.[2] On August 19, 2013, Hayley Atwell revealed that she would be playing Cinderella's biological mother who dies when Cinderella is five years old.[3]

Production on the film started in London in September 2013 and post-production began in December 2013. It is expected to be released on March 13, 2015.[4]

The first teaser trailer is attached to screenings of Maleficent.





Cinderella Diamond Edition
Films and TV: Cinderella | Cinderella II: Dreams Come True | Cinderella III: A Twist in Time | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | A Poem Is... | Cinderella (2015 film)

Video games: Cinderella: Magical Dreams | Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure | Disney Magical World

Original characters: Cinderella | Jaq and Gus | Mice | Birds | Prince Charming | Fairy Godmother | Bruno | Major | Cinderella's Father | Lady Tremaine | Drizella Tremaine | Anastasia Tremaine | Lucifer | The King | The Grand Duke | Herald | Royal Ball Herald | Suzy | Perla | Mary

Sequel characters: Pom-Pom | Prudence | Beatrice and Daphne | Baker | Flower Vendor | The Queen

Objects: Glass Slipper | Pumpkin | Pumpkin Coach | Magic Wand | Cinderella's Dress

Locations: Cinderella's Castle | Cinderella's Chateau | Village | King's Castle

Songs: "Cinderella" | "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" | "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" | "Work Song (Cinderelly, Cinderelly)" | "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" | "So This is Love" | "Perfectly Perfect" | "More Than a Dream" | "At the Ball" | "I Still Believe"

Disney Parks: Cinderella Castle | Prince Charming Regal Carrousel | Cinderella’s Royal Table | Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall

Other: Soundtrack

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