Cate Blanchett In Talks With Disney For Cinderella Remake

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Just in case you still haven’t heard, Disney’s gearing up to start production on a live-action re-imagining of the classic fairytale Cinderella, and the first person they decided to invite and be a member of the main cast was none other than Cate Blanchett.

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Blanchett is now currently in negotiations with Disney to play the role of the main character’s evil stepmother. The film project, which has yet to even have an official title, will be directed by Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go) and written by Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass, About A Boy). Simon Kinberg (X-Men First Class) is assigned to produce.

The project was actually first set up back in May of 2010, when writer Aline Brosh McKenna (Devil Wears Prada) pitched it over to Disney after their success with the live-action adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, which starred Johnny Depp.

Personally, I think the role would suit Blanchett well as I recall her playing the villain in the movie Hanna [2011], co-starring Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana.

With all these various fairytale princesses being remade, be it live-action with a dark theme (e.g. Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Maleficent) or 3D animation (e.g. Tangled), one can’t help but wonder who’s going t be next. Beauty and the Beast? The Little Mermaid? Time will tell, I suppose. But if you were to guess, who do you think they’d do a remake next? Share it in the comment section.

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