WHO’S IN IT?
Lily James (Downton Abbey), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Holliday Grainger (The Riot Club), Sophie McShera (Waterloo Road), Stellan Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting), Nonso Anozie (Ender’s Game), Derek Jacobi (Gladiator), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger), Ben Chaplin (Me and Orson Welles), Eloise Webb (The Iron Lady)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kenneth Branagh (Thor), director; Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) and Chris Weitz (About a Boy), writers; David Barron (Harry Potter), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Allison Shearmur (film debut), producers; Patrick Doyle (Brave), composer; Haris Zambarloukos (Locke), cinematographer; Martin Walsh (V for Vendetta), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Ella (James) is the daughter of a wealthy aristocrat (Chaplin) who remarries after the death of Ella’s mother (Atwell) to the cold Lady Tremaine (Blanchett). Forced to work as a scullery maid for her cruel step-mother and crueller step-sisters Anastasia (Grainger) and Drizella (McShera), Ella leads a lonely existence – which is altered by the appearance of her Fairy Godmother (Bonham Carter), who ensures that she attend a Royal Ball where she meets the handsome Prince (Madden) and falls in love…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Disney retells one of their classic animated fairy tales in stunning live-action, with director Kenneth Branagh ensuring that all visual aspects remain as magical as we remember them to be.