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Disney Gives Live-Action Beauty and the Beast A Release Date

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Following the success of Maleficient and this weekend’s Cinderella, Disney has announced a release date for the live-action Beauty and the Beast film.

Beauty and the Beast will open March 17, 2017 starring Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson as Belle, and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the Beast.

Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston, Emma Thompson has been cast as Mrs. Potts, and Kevin Kline is playing Belle’s father, Maurice. 

Filming will begin this May in London at Shepperton Studios.

Bill Condon (Twilight) is directing, with a script by Stephen Chbosky; David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing; Alan Menken is scoring score the movie, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice.

Disney’s Cinderella grossed over $132 million globally in its first weekend debut including almost $68 million in the U.S.

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New Trailer For Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella

Check out a new trailer for Cinderella, which is directed by Thor director Kenneth Branagh.

Branagh in a recent interview stated he would consider directing Thor 3.

Cinderella has a March 13, 2015 release starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter. 

Synopsis:

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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Watch: New Trailer For Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella

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A new international trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s (Thor) live-action Cinderella movie has been released.

Cinderella has a March 13, 2015 release starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter. 

Synopsis:

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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Watch: Disney Cinderella (2015) Trailer

The trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s (Thor) live-action Cinderella trailer has been released.

Cinderella has a March 13, 2015 release starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter. 

Synopsis:

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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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