Cinderella Movie

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A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

Who's Involved:

Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgard, Helena Bonham Carter, Chris Weitz, Lily James, Kenneth Branagh, Richard Madden, Simon Kinberg, Aline Brosh-McKenna, Allison Shearmur, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi, David Barron, Nonso Anozie

Release Date:

Friday, March 13, 2015 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and -- armed with a pumpkin and a few mice -- changes Cinderella's life forever.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Cinderella

A look at the Cinderella behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Kenneth Branagh last directed Artemis Fowl and All Is True. The film's writer Aline Brosh-McKenna last wrote Annie and We Bought a Zoo.


David Barron
Simon Kinberg
Allison Shearmur

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Production: What we know about Cinderella

Key Facts

  1. Per Walt Disney Pictures press release (8/10/13): "Although Disney's Cinderella promises to be faithful to the original fairy tale, the filmmakers will elevate the story, the characters and the visuals to take audiences on a sweeping dramatic journey never seen before."
  2. A live-action adaptation. The Cinderella project was first set up at Disney in May 2010 in the wake of the studio's success with Alice in Wonderland.

Filming Timeline

On or about August 11, 2014, the film was in Completed status.

On or about May 15, 2014, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about September 29, 2013, the film was in Production status.

Production on “Cinderella” will take place at Pinewood Studios and locations throughout England.

On or about July 9, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

A fall 2013 shoot in London is being planned.

On or about January 8, 2013, the film was in Development status.

Director Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) has exited the project. Disney said, "We are committed to moving the project forward and have begun the search for a new director."

On or about February 29, 2012, the film was in Development status.

On or about May 17, 2010, the film was in Announced status.

Cinderella Release Date: When was it released?

Cinderella was released in 2015 on Friday, March 13, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Frozen Fever, Home Sweet Hell and It Follows.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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