Modernizing 'Cinderella' with humanity and the right stars

March 10, 2015 5:12 PM

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The story of the beautiful girl who is forced into servitude by a wicked stepfamily, transformed for a night by magic, and saved by a nameless prince has been around for centuries. But while "Cinderella" is ingrained in the world's consciousness, it's also as outdated as a fairy tale can be.

So why are audiences now getting an expensive retelling of the passé bedtime story, 65 years after Disney released its animated classic and just months after the screen version of "Into the Woods" poked fun at the idea of insincere princes and delusional princesses?

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