With her flowing blond locks, ornate ball gown and sparkly glass slippers, Lily James certainly looks the part in the new trailer for Disney's live-action
The two-minute clip glimpses Ella's first meeting with the charming prince (
"Just because it's what's done doesn't mean it's what should be done," Ella reprimands him. Then it's the prince's turn to swoon. "You're right," he says with a smile. (Soon he's even gushing about her during fencing practice.)
Other moments in the trailer further underscore themes of chafing at tradition — "A prince is not free to follow his heart. He must marry for the good of the kingdom," the prince is told — or subverting conventional gender roles.
At one point, Ella defiantly tells her wicked stepmother (
Retelling classic fairy tales is currently in vogue in Hollywood, so it should prove interesting to see how fully director
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