Erm…okay. The cast is friggin’ strong, that’s for sure. Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter bring a LOT of star power to this live-action remake. And I do miss Mr. Robb Stark.
But I’m just not sure about this…probably good for kids to relive the fairy tales the older generation grew up with. Not so much for young adults.
Disney is revisiting the classic fairy tale of Cinderella, this time as a live-action film.
Though the studio found a box-office hit this summer by turning an old film, Sleeping Beauty, on its head in Maleficent, Cinderella won’t follow the same model. Based on the first trailer, the movie looks an awful lot like the cartoon version Disney made in 1950.
The movie’s potential lies in its all-star cast. Downton Abbey’s Lily James plays kind-hearted ingenue Cinderella. Cate Blanchett exudes evil as the wicked stepmother. And—in a change of pace for the usually grim actress—Helena Bonham Carter will play Cinderella’s fairy godmother. The filmmakers have even resurrected Game of Thrones’ Robb Stark (Richard Madden) to play the prince.
Cinderella hits theaters March 13.