Following the Countdown to Midnight TV spot released yesterday, Walt Disney Pictures has debuted a brand new featurette for their upcoming live-action adaptation of Cinderella. Director Kenneth Branagh reveals that he was intrigued about making a live-action version of the original Disney animated classic, and what fans might expect from the movie in the 21st Century. We also hear from cast members Cate Blanchett (Wicked Stepmother) and Lily James (Cinderella), who reveal that the animated classic "is such a big act to follow," while Richard Madden (The Prince) adds that he loves the relationship between the Prince and Cinderella, and Helena Bonham Carter (The Fairy Godmother) adds that fans will feel like they're watching this classic story for the first time.

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."

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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. Check out the new footage in this featurette for Disney's Cinderella, arriving in theaters March 13, 2015.