Heard about this last year and Disney has just released the teaser trailer, which will no doubt be playing before Maleficent later this month.
The film will be in the vein of the 1950 animated feature, with some obvious creative touches here and there.
It is being directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Hamlet) and the screenplay is written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, forthcoming Annie film) and Chris Weitz (American Pie, The Golden Compass).
Playing Cinderella will be Lily James (Downton Abbey). Prince Charming will be played by Richard Madden (Game of Thrones). Lady Tremaine, Cinderella's step-mother, will be played by Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings, How to Train Your Dragon 2). And in an interesting choice, playing The Fairy Godmother is Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter series, Alice in Wonderland). Curious as Branagh's affair with her while they were making Frankenstein 20 years ago resulted in his divorce with Emma Thompson.
Also in the cast are Branagh's mentor Derek Jacobi (The Secret of NIMH, Hamlet) as The King, Stellan Skarsgård (Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean) as The Grand Duke, Ben Chaplin (The Truth About Cats & Dogs, The Water Horse) as Cinderella's father, and Hayley Atwell (Captain America, forthcoming Agent Carter series) as Cinderella's mother.
The film is set to be released on March 13, 2015.