Lily James goes to the ball in new Cinderella trailer

Disney's fairy-tale remake looks exactly as you remember it

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.