Cate Blanchett Is Wicked in First ‘Cinderella’ Trailer (Video)

Disney’s live-action re-telling of the classic fairy tale stars Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother

Last Updated: November 19, 2014 @ 6:49 AM

The first trailer for Disney’s live-action “Cinderella” has arrived, and it looks a lot like the animated version we’re already used to.

Disney’s box office hit “Maleficent” managed to spin the tale on its head by making the eponymous villain a hero, while the preview (above) for director Kenneth Branagh‘s re-telling suggests it will be pretty straight forward.

If anything, Cate Blanchett‘s performance as Cinderella’s wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother might end up being the highlights of the March 13 release.

“Downton Abbey” star Lily James plays the eponymous Disney princess who loses her glass slipper at a royal ball just before midnight, and former “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden plays the charming prince desperately trying to return it to her.

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