FILM PREVIEW: Another fairytale turned into a blcockbuster

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CINDERELLA (12A, SHOWCASE CINEMAS PETERBOROUGH, FROM FRIDAY)

After the massive success of Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, Disney continues its recent trend of turning some of its fairy tales into full-blown blockbuster spectacles.

British thesp Kenneth Branagh – after flexing his blockbuster muscles at the House of Mouse’s sister studios Marvel with Thor – is on directing duties to add a few new visionary twists to the classic tale.

Downton Abbey’s Lily James stars as the title character – who ends up winning the heart of a prince – with two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as her bullying wicked step-mother Lady Tremaine, and Helena Bonham Carter as Ella’s Fairy Godmother.