Lily James stars in new trailer for 'Cinderella'

The live-action film is based on the 1950 Disney animated feature.

By Annie Martin

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Lily James stars in a new trailer for Cinderella.

The 25-year-old actress portrays the title character, with Robert Madden as Prince Charming. The preview sees Cinderella meet the prince for the first time, and defy her wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett), to win the royal's affections.


Cinderella was directed by Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing) for Disney, and co-stars Sophie McShera and Holliday Grainger as wicked stepsisters Drizella and Anastasia, with Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.

The film is based on the 1697 Charles Perrault fairy tale and 1950 Disney animated feature of the same name. The studio will also release a live-action remake of The Jungle Book with voice roles by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, and Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson.

Cinderella opens in theaters March 13. James is best known for playing Lady Rose McClare on ITV series Downton Abbey, and will star as Elizabeth Bennet in an upcoming adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.


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