Kenneth Branagh’s Live-Action Cinderella Gets a Trailer and Poster

We’ve seen glimpses (not many) here and there of Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming version of Disney’s classic Cinderella story, but today brings a wealth of new information.  Finally we get to see some footage of the movie in action, along with new stills and a poster: 

So the trailer seems to give away much of the story (or all of it), but considering it’s a fairytale that’s been told a few different times, it’s not like we don’t know it already still.  What’ll be interesting for fans is how this version plays out and is interpreted on the big screen.  If the trailer wasn’t enough for you, enjoy the new poster and images:

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father 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 mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears 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 (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. 

Cinderella hits theaters on March 13, 2015.  What do you guys think of the new adaptation?  Are you excited to see this one brought to life? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!