Lily James from Downton Abbey. Richard Madden from Game of Thrones. Helena Bonham Carter and Cate Blanchett from just about everything. Put them together and what have you got? A live-action remake of a classic fairy tale.
Perhaps the most startling thing about the new trailer for Cinderella is how Cinderella it is. If you ever had the story read to you as a child, or saw the 1950 animated classic, you know what to expect. It’s all here: glass slippers, wicked stepsisters, the mice (although they can’t seem to talk this time). There are a couple of new twists – Carter’s fairy godmother initially appears as a haggard old woman more familiar from Snow White – but this isn’t a radical reinterpretation like Maleficent was of Sleeping Beauty.