The trailer for Disney’s NEW live-action Cinderella movie is here and IT IS EVERYTHINGGGGGG!
And apparently the internet agrees!
In its first 24 hours, the trailer for Cinderella was viewed 4.2 million times on YouTube and 33 million times on Facebook, the biggest showing in history for a Disney movie, excluding Marvel releases, and a fairy-tale start for any film.
Kenneth Branagh directs the live-action retelling of the classic story, starring Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Downton Abbey’s Lily James as Ella (AKA Cinderella).
Cinderella, hitting theaters March 13, 2015, follows the blockbuster success of Maleficent, the re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale starring Angelina Jolie. Maleficent grossed a massive $757.7 million at the global box office earlier this year, and is no doubt helping to ignite interest in Cinderella. The first trailer for Maleficent was viewed 1.5 million times on YouTube on its first day, compared to the 4.2 million for Cinderella.
Inspired by Charles Perrault’s fairy tale and Disney’s 1950 animated film, Cinderella also stars Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the Fairy Godmother, and Richard Madden, who plays Prince Charming. Hayley Atwell plays Cinderella’s late mother.
Check out the trailer below!
I DIE. I’m not even ashamed to admit I am GEEKED for this.