New "Cinderella" sneak peek released at stroke of midnight

Lily James in a scene from "Cinderella."

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As revelers were marking the end of 2014, Disney celebrated the start of the New Year by unveiling a new look at "Cinderella" -- released, fittingly, at the stroke of midnight.

The live-action retelling of the fairytale, directed by Kenneth Branagh, stars Lily James ("Downton Abbey") as the titular heroine, Cate Blanchett as her wicked stepmother, Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother and Richard Madden ("Game of Thrones") as the prince.


This new clip has a closer look at Ella's transformation for the ball -- the gown, the coach, horses and, of course, the glass slippers. All of which, her fairy godmother reminders her, will disappear at the stroke of midnight.

"Cinderella" opens in theaters on March 13, and Disney has said a new animated "Frozen" short, "Frozen Fever," will screen ahead of showings of the film.