Two CINDERELLA Clips Featuring Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter; Plus New Images

     February 12, 2015

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Looking for a more wholesome way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than going to see Fifty Shades of Grey? Why not check out this super sweet clip of Cinderella (Lily James) and her prince (Richard Madden) dancing right smack in the middle of a stunning palace? On the one hand, I find Disney’s very traditional approach to the material a little too familiar, but at the same time, the story definitely has a timeless appeal so it’s tough not to get swept up in the spectacle of it. Plus, based on another clip from the film that just surfaced, it looks as though Helena Bonham Carter could bring a fun, unique energy to the movie as Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother.

You can check out both Cinderella clips below, and click here if you missed the one that dropped yesterday. We’ve also got 25 new images from the film for you as well. Cinderella also stars Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgard and Nonso Anozie, and hits theaters in 2D and 3D on March 13th.

Via Stitch Kingdom.

Here’s the official synopsis for Cinderella:

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and 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 abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if 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.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

Images via Disney.

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