Continuing with the film’s powerful message that dreams do come true if you truly believe in yourself, ‘Cinderella‘ stars Lily James and Richard Madden showed off the latest magical fashions while promoting the live-action adaptation on their worldwide tour. The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures drama, which opened in theaters nationwide yesterday, was directed by ‘Thor’ helmer, Kenneth Branagh, and written by Oscar-nominated ‘About a Boy’ scribe, Chris Weitz.
James, who portrayed the title character in the critically acclaimed family film, matched a Dior dress with Aquazzura shoes and an Olympia leTan bag, while at Wednesday’s screening of the adaptation at Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto. Continuing with the film’s trek around the world, Madden promoted ‘Cinderella’ on Thursday in Miami.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has released the following synopsis for ‘Cinderella’:
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.
Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”
When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, she believes she has finally found a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King (Derek Jacobi) summons all maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her Stepmother forbids her to attend and callously destroys her dress.
Meanwhile, the calculating Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgård) devises a plan to thwart the Prince’s hopes of reuniting with Ella and enlists the support of the devious Stepmother. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand. Soon, a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
For more information on ‘Cinderella,’ visit the live-action fairy tale’s official website, as well as its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr pages. Check out the images of James and Madden promoting the family film below.
Written by: Karen Benardello