Later this month, I will be attending the Red Carpet premiere of Cinderella at the El Capitan Theatre. This is a live-action take on the classic animated movie directed by Kenneth Branagh and is scheduled to be released on March 13, 2015.
The film stars Lily James as Ella (“Cinderella”), with Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (The Wicked Stepmother), Richard Madden as Prince Charming, Sophie McShera as Drizella, Holliday Grainger as Anastasia and Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother.
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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Along with attending the premiere, myself and 24 other fabulous bloggers will also attend the “Glam Ball” hosted by JCPenney & Disney. This amazing event will include a High Tea Lunch, hair styling by JCP Salon, make-up touch-ups and accessory styling by JCPenney to help us put the royal touch on our outfits before we walk the red carpet!
After we get all glammed up, we will head to the El Capitan Theatre where will attend a pre-reception hosted by JCPenney. After that we are whisked away to the red carpet Premiere of CINDERELLA at the El Capitan Theatre and will attend the “Royal Ball” Premiere party.
Finally, to cap off our magical fairytale evening, we will attend the premiere Screening of CINDERELLA including the short FROZEN FEVER.
If that’s not enough, we will also attend a press junket for the film where we will interview the following cast and filmmakers from the movie!
Lily James (“Cinderella”) and Richard Madden (“Prince”), Cate Blanchett (“Lady Tremaine”), Director Kenneth Branagh and Costume Designer Sandy Powell. We also have the pleasure of interviewing FROZEN FEVER Directors Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee.
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Cinderella is theaters March 13, 2015.
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Disclosure: I am being provided with an all-expense trip to LA by Walt Disney Studios to attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Cinderella. All opinions are 100% my own. This is accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of. Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.