Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big  Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Cate Blanchett To Play The Evil Stepmother In Mark Romanek's Live Action 'Cinderella'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 27, 2012 at 9:32PM

First Angelina Jolie as the Queen in "Maleficent," and now Cate Blanchett in "Cinderella"? Well, one thing is clear—Disney is hoping these high profile actresses can be the big draw in the reimaginings of their classic titles.
3
Cate Blanchett Cinderella

First Angelina Jolie as the Queen in "Maleficent," and now Cate Blanchett in "Cinderella"? Well, one thing is clear—Disney is hoping these high profile actresses can be the big draw in the reimaginings of their classic titles.

The Wrap is reporting that Blanchett is in negotiations to play the evil stepmother in Mark Romanek's brewing "Cinderella" movie. Word around the movie has been quiet thus far, with Romanek signing in August 2011, and the last update we had was earlier this year when Chris Weitz came aboard to do rewrites on the first draft by Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada"). Details on the movie are scarce, but it will be a live action take on the classic story, with the tale following a prince who is being groomed for a politically arranged marriage, but the plan comes undone when he meets Cinderella. 

However, this probably isn't going in front of cameras anytime soon if Blanchett's casting is anything to go by. The actress pretty much has the first half of 2013 booked up, shooting George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" in the spring, before (presumably) returning for additional filming in the summer for "The Hobbit: There and Back Again." But then again, this movie isn't even on the Disney calendar yet, so we wouldn't expect it in theaters until 2015 anyway. But nabbing the actress is a good first start for the movie, and certainly ups our interest.

This article is related to: Cinderella, Cate Blanchett


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates