First scene released from Sir Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella”

With only a couple of weeks to go until Sir Kenneth Branagh’s eagerly anticipated live-action Cinderella hits theaters, we now have the first scene! The clip shows us the exciting first meeting between Cinderella, played by Lily James (Downton Abbey), and Prince Charming, played by Richard Madden (Game of Thrones).

The film also stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) as the Fairy Godmother and Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine.

If you haven’t already seen it, you can check out the trailer here. Also, find out what Branagh had to say about why the project appealed to him and how he updated the characters for a modern audience.

Cinderella will be released March 13 in the US and March 27 in the UK.

Are you looking forward to seeing the film? Do you enjoy live-action retellings of classic stories?


Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.