BATD ON May 16, 2014 AT 9:20 am

Lily James

Lily James

The first teaser trailer for Disney’s new version of Cinderella has been released. Yes this is big news. Scroll down to take a look.

The film is due for release in 2015. The golden haired beauty who will be stepping into the shoes (or should we say glass slippers) of the age old heroine is none other than Downton’s very own Lily James. Seen in the latest still riding bareback on a dapple grey horse, the skirts of her aquamarine dress flowing behind her in the wind, Lily James didn’t look too far removed from her ‘Young Things’-esque characted on Downton Abbey.

Lily James and her Downton Abbey character Lady Rose MacClare

Lily James and her Downton Abbey character Lady Rose MacClare

Lily James currently plays the strong-willed Lady Rose MacClare in the third season of Downton Abbey. Her naturally brunette hair was deemed too similar to her predominantly dark haired female co-stars, making it essential for Lily James to wear a blonde wig during filming. She took her look one step further for her most recent venture by eschewing a wig and opting for a full colour overhaul.  The Cinderella that will hit cinema screens in 2015 will adhere to our beloved Disney stereotype and be glowingly blonde.

Now whilst we are of course over the moon that a true English rose such as Lily James has been chosen to play the fairytale servant turned princess, we can barely hide our longing to know who will take on the role of the ultimate Prince Charming. Well here it comes. The big reveal. The glass slipper preoccupied slice of royalty will be played by Richard Madden, the dashing heir to Winterfell and the North in the smash hit series Game of Thrones. We can expect some seriously brooding eyes and rugged…well…charm!

Also amongst the cast are Helena Bonham Carter who will take on the role of the fairy godmother, Cate Blanchett as Cinderella’s stepmother and Hayley Atwell as her real mother. Needless to say it is a flick not to be missed, and one that we can expect to look forward to for a good while yet. Oh the anticipation! Luckily we have Lady Rose’s antics in the latest Downton Abbey series to keep us pacified in the mean time.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

…and yes we’d like to see a little more revealed sometime soon please Disney.

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