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A few days ago, Walt Disney Pictures released the very first, new movie trailer (below) for their upcoming "Cinderella" fantasy/drama film. It appears to be very emotional, dramatic and intense as poor Cinderella gets treated like crap by her evil stepmother and sisters, but is eventually rescued by her handsome prince just like in the classic fairytale story. Check it out,below. The film stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi, Nonso Anozie, Holliday Grainger, Lily James, Richard Madden, and Sophie McShera. The official plotline for the film, reads like this: "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 Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds »
Disney has dropped a new trailer for the Kenneth Branagh-helmed Cinderella. Downton Abbey‘s Lily James stars in the title role in the live action pic and Cate Blanchett plays very evil stepmother, Lady Tremaine. Helena Bonham-Carter also stars as the Fairy Godmother, along with Richard Madden as the Prince, Derek Jacobi as the King, and Stellan Skarsgård as the King’s scheming adviser. Cinderella bows on March 13.
- The Deadline Team
A new trailer, photos and poster for Disney’s live-action "Cinderella" is now online. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham-Carter.
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. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Disney has released the first trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s live-action adaptation of “Cinderella,” which sees “Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden channeling his inner Prince Charming for Lily James’ titular heroine.
The trailer also features Cate Blanchett embracing her evil side as our heroine’s stepmother, Lady Tremaine, while Helena Bonham Carter appears as the bubbly Fairy Godmother — a pronounced reversal from her previous Disney role as “Alice in Wonderland’s” Red Queen. Rounding out the cast are “Captain America” star Hayley Atwell as Cinderella’s mother and Stellan Skarsgård as the Grand Duke, with Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera playing Cinderella’s stepsisters.
While the story treads familiar ground in some very fancy footwear, the visual effects seem to succeed in capturing the whimsy of the animated original, especially as Ella’s mice are transformed into horses for her pumpkin coach.
The reimagined fairytale will hit theaters on »
- Laura Prudom
Where would Cinderella be without her glass slippers and enchanted ball gown? It makes sense that Disney would recruit famed fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz to photograph Lily James and create the poster for the live-action Cinderella, making the belle of the ball look like she's just exited a magazine fashion spread.
Candy-coloured costumes, glittering glass slippers, and a haute couture evil stepmother in the form of Cate Blanchett are just some of the things to fall in love with in the first trailer for the fairytale film. The classic magic and makeover tale updates the 1950 animated movie right down to the pumpkin carriage and Cinderella’s mousy pals, all courtesy of a certain fairy godmother played by a blonde Helena Bonham Carter. It’s the latest character in Carter’s wheelhouse of eccentric and often musical ladies, and it’s a niche that suits her well.
Director Kenneth Branagh takes »
- Rachel West
Kenneth Branagh’s vibrant Cinderella adaptation is looking more and more like a must see for the under-13 crowd. After dropping a teaser yesterday, Disney just released the first full-length trailer for its new take on the classic fairy tale, starring Downton Abbey actress Lily James as the titular heroine.
In the first extended look at the film, we get to see a lot of James, who certainly looks the part and showcases some serious acting chops as well, but the real showstoppers are Cate Blanchett as her snobby, garishly clad stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter as her ebullient fairy godmother. Both actresses look to be having a blast with the project. Elsewhere, Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden puts his famed baby blues to good use, and we get a glimpse of Captain America: The First Avenger breakout Hayley Atwell in what looks to be a key scene with Cinderella. »
- Isaac Feldberg
The trailer, official poster and new images have arrived for Disney's Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh. 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.
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. 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, »
Disney has released a new Cinderella trailer and poster along with new images for director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action iteration of the classic story. The movie is the traditional rags-to-riches story we know with a few twists like Cinderella (Lily James) meeting the prince (Richard Madden) before knowing he’s a prince, and the fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) appearing in the guise of an old, beggar woman. But the nefarious evil stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and wicked stepsisters (Sophie McShera and Holliday Granger) are still in place. It looks like Branagh has stayed incredibly faithful to the 1950 Disney animated film, and this trailer is basically a condensed, live-action version of that entire movie. I guess if you're more into flesh-and-blood actors combined with lots of CG, then this will be the Cinderella for you. Hit the jump to watch the new Cinderella trailer, poster, and images. The film also stars Nonso Anozie, »
- Matt Goldberg
Once upon a time, in a land far, far, away Sir Kenneth Branagh directed a new, live-action version of Cinderella. Well, technically, he made it in London last year. But this fresh, Disney-backed take on the beloved tale—which is released on March 13 next year —does have what sounds like a fairytale cast, with Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother Lady Tremaine, Helena Bonham-Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Game of Thrones star Richard Madden as the Prince, Derek Jacobi as the King, Stellan Skarsgård as the King's scheming adviser (is there really any other kind?), and Downton Abbey actress Lily James as Ella. »
- Clark Collis
Disney has unveiled the new trailer and preview still for Cinderella, its live-action remake of the 1950 animated classic.
The British filmmaker previously said of the film: "It is impossible to think of Cinderella without thinking of Disney and the timeless images we've all grown up watching. And those classic moments are irresistible to a filmmaker."
Cinderella will »
Whether we really needed another big-screen Cinderella adaptation is up for discussion, but few would argue that Shakespeare-skewing thesp Kenneth Branagh is a poor choice to tackle the classic fairy tale. His visually sumptuous take, starring Downton Abbey breakout Lily James as the eponymous protagonist, doesn’t open until next March, but with Disney gearing up to release the first trailer for the film tomorrow, the studio has seen fit to sneak a few seconds of footage online.
Though there’s certainly not much in the 15-second teaser, one quickly gets the impression that this Cinderella will be a sizable visual treat, à la Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and (to a lesser degree) Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent. In addition to James, the film stars Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Helena Bonham Carter, Stellan Skarsgård, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell and Ben Chaplin.
Here’s the official plot description, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Keen to see Sean Bean go toe-to-toe with one of horror's most iconic characters? Look no further than ITV's The Frankenstein Chronicles.
Exciting news, this. ITV has commissioned The Frankenstein Chronicles, a six-part horror/crime drama from Rainmark films starring the one and only Sean Bean.
It’s unclear whether the monster in this iteration will be comprised of reanimated segments of Mr Sean Bean’s many deceased screen characters. But, you know, it’s fairly unlikely.
In fact, Bean isn’t playing the monster at all, or even Doctor Frankenstein. The former Boromir and Ned Stark will portray Inspector John Marlott, the law-man tasked with investigating the strange goings-on that begin with a mutilated body washing ashore.
“Marlott’s investigation takes him into the dark corners of Regency London, »
The studio released a trailer back in May, but it didn't include any footage from director Kenneth Branagh's fairy tale drama. Although it's only 15 seconds, we do get to see Game of Thrones star Richard Madden as the charming Kit. Lily James stars as Ella, who is spitefully renamed Cinderella by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera). 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, »
Anthony Stokes with a response to Idris Elba and his recent Marvel comments…
Recently, Idris dropped a huge spoiler for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and later started bad mouthing his experience working on Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World. He claimed that he felt silly during an VFX shot where he was in a harness with a helmet and hair piece, having just come from filming Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Part of me understands where he’s coming from but another part is extremely frustrated.
I don’t like making personal attacks on people, especially such a nice guy, so I’m going to try to be as fair as possible to Idris Elba here. I understand that being an actor can be a lot harder then people give it credit for. Most actors are very charming and grateful people, so when they complain we tend to be a »
- Gary Collinson
A who's who of this year's Oscar-contending foreign film crop will duke it out for best film honors along with Lars von Trier's latest at this year's European Film Awards. "Force Majeure" from Sweden, "Ida" from Poland, "Leviathan" from Russia and "Winter Sleep" from Turker were nominated in the top category with Lars von Trier's two-part "Nymphomaniac," with "Ida" leading the way overall with five nominations. Steven Knight's "Locke" showed up in the director and screenwriter fields, while that film's star, Tom Hardy, was nominated in the best actor category along with awards hopefuls like Brendan Gleeson ("Calvary") and Timothy Spall (shockingly, "Mr. Turner's" only nomination). Marion Cotillard ("Two Days, One Night"), Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Nymphomaniac") and Agata Kulesza ("Ida") were among the best actress nominees. Also announced were the craft prizes, included hardware for "Ida" (cinematographer), "Under the Skin" (composer) and "The Dark Valley" (costume and »
- Kristopher Tapley
Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida leads the field for the 27th European Film Awards with five major nominations including Best European Film, Director, two Best Actress nods for co-leads Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza, and Best Screenplay.
Close behind are Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev‘s Leviathan and Turkey’s Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep, a pair of Cannes winners. Both films have been chosen to represent their country in the Academy Awards foreign language category.
The European Film Awards has increasingly become a bellwether for awards season, with previous Efa Best European Film winners Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty and Michael Haneke’s Amour going on to win the Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars.
The European Film Awards ceremony will be handed out in Riga, Latvia on »
- Ali Jaafar
True to their big fest form, Turkey’s “Winter Sleep” and Russia’s “Leviathan,” both of which won at Cannes and are their countries’ foriegn-language Oscar entries, will face off for best picture at the 27th European Film Awards.
But they look to have stiff competition in Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida,” a Toronto prize winner, which scored the most major category nominations — five — including for best picture and two nods for its actresses: Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza who play, respectively, a novitiate Catholic nun and her hard-drinking, worldly relative.
“Leviathan,” a Sony Pictures Classics U.S. pickup, nabbed four nominations. Also in the best picture five-pic cut are Swedish Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure,” and Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Volume 1 & 2,” with Charlotte Gainsbourg in the running for lead actress.
Nominations were announced Saturday at Spain’s Seville European Film Festival.
The previous two winners of »
- John Hopewell
It really hasn't been made clear whether or not Idris Elba's Heimdall or Tom Hiddleston's Loki will be in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron. I have been hoping that they will be, and according to Elba, it sounds like they are. During a recent interview with The Telegraph, Elba revealed,
That's great to hear! There's no word on how big a part they will play in the story, but it's good know that there will at least be one scene with the characters. Now, if Thor and Loki have a scene together, I guess that means there's a chance that Thor may have learned the fake death trickery Loki pulled off in Thor: The Dark World. I'm sure whatever the scene involves, »
- Joey Paur
Though it saddens to me say, Fantastic Fest 2014 has come to a close. Another year of movies and mayhem has ended and somehow the newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse is still standing – even if the crowds partied hard enough every night to make me expect the worse. Fantastic Fest has always shown the best genre films from around the world and this year was certainly no different. In fact, this year’s lineup featured an extraordinary array of bloody slashers, dark comedies, bizarre love stories, and crazy documentaries. Here’s my Top 10 Favorites From Fantastic Fest 2014!
The idea of a film without any dialogue or even a film score can be a tough sell for even a seasoned filmgoer like myself. So it really says something (no pun intended) that The Tribe soars as a unique storytelling experience that showcases pure and raw emotions. The film follows »
- Michael Haffner
With movies like the revenge-via-circular-saw High Tension and the skin-shredding Piranha remake, director Alexandre Aja has memorably dunked his characters in the blood bucket. But Aja’s next project, an adaptation of The 9th Life of Louis Drax, is more a supernatural thriller than a blood-and-bones picture, and principal photography on the film has now begun.
“Vancouver and London, October 27, 2014 – Miramax, the global film and television producer and distributor, along with the film’s producers AntColony Films and Brightlight Pictures announced today the start of principal photography on the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-man 2).
- Derek Anderson
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