The film begins with the lighting of a birthday cake in the dark, where an unseen figure starts humming "happy birthday". The figure carries the cake to a room but drops it in awe as she sees another unseen person committing suicide by putting her face to a vent. The film then introduces Su-kyoung who is lying down on a moving table ready to go through plastic surgery. She's extremely frightened and nervous, but is being comforted by a friend named Hyeon-su. Hyeon-su has divorced parents and her mother Yoon-hee is a talented and successful plastic surgeon. The women begin to talk and have quite a close relationship. Meanwhile, Su-kyoung's alone and panicking inside the operating room, as she sees a creepy image of a young girl wearing a dress. The girl figure has long dark hair and is covering her face. Yoon-hee then comes in and starts the surgery, informing Su-kyoung that it's her time to be pretty. The day after, Hyeon-su is preparing to celebrate her birthday.
Meanwhile, Hyeon-su's at her art class, creating a sculpture of the beautiful Su-kyoung's face. People in the class begin to compliment Su-kyoung saying she looks more attractive than before, having them wonder whether she lost weight or had something surgically enhanced. Hyeon-su then talks to her friends Jae-hui who have been asking her to tell her about the amazing eye job her mother did on her. While the two girls laugh, joke, and talk, Hyeon-su accidentally cuts through her model's face.
Frightened Su-kyoung screams and runs away in terror. She then descends to the building holding the bloody cheek, where a mysterious voice shrieks in her ear screaming she wants her beautiful face back. When Hyeon-su appears she asks her if everything is okay, and strangely Su-kyoung's bloody cut vanishes. Meanwhile, Hye-won, another girl who's friends with Hyeon-su has been wondering whether to get her eyes or nose done from Yoon-hee.
Disney continues its live-action princess bonanza! With the success of "Maleficent," which brought us a new angle on the classic Disney "Sleeping Beauty" tale, the company has a follow-up that brings us a live-action "Cinderella" story. Unlike "Maleficent," this one seems to follow the classic fairy tale to the letter, rather than following the traditional villain and tweaking the story. Like "Maleficent," though, the visuals look absolutely stunning.
Though Emma Watson was offered the role of Cinderella in the upcoming live action version of the classic children’s tale, the “Perks of Being a Wallflower” star rejected the film. More luck for Lily James, who audiences will most likely recognize as Lady Rose from season three of “Downton Abbey!” 24-year-old James will be taking the title role, appearing alongside the perfectly cast Cate Blanchette as the evil stepmother. No word yet on other character casting—who will play Prince Charming?? For those non-“Downton” fans, James has also appeared in British film and television like “Fast Girls,” “Secret Diary of a Call Girl,” and “Just William,” as well as “Wrath of the Titans.
Since Disney apparently has nothing better to do lately than re-make beloved classics and buy “Star Wars,” expect a new, live-action “Cinderella” to be hitting theaters sometime next year. Little is known yet about the flick, but that Cate Blanchett is in talks to play the role of the evil stepmother. Perfect casting? Pop a grey wig on the lady and we're done. She’ll be joining the growing list of talented actresses who stepped in to be a little evil, including Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Charlize Theron in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and Julia Roberts in “Mirror Mirror.
Will Emma Watson find her Prince Charming in the upcoming live-action “Cinderella?” The 22-year-old “Perks of Being a Wallflower” actress is currently “circling” the Disney project. The film is set to be directed by Kenneth Branagh, already has Cate Blanchett signed on to play the role of the beloved cinder girl’s evil stepmother, in a strike of really brilliant casting. This won’t be Watson’s only foray into the world of fairy tales.