Cate Blanchett: Evil stepmother?

Possibly. Deadline is reporting that the Oscar-winning actress is in talks to portray Lady Tremaine, better known as the wicked stepmother, in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Cinderella. The project, which is still in the early stages of development, is set to be directed by Mark Romanek, and produced by possible Star Wars co-writer Simon Kinberg. The Golden Compass scribe Chris Weitz wrote the script.

Blanchett would be the first actor to join the cast of the film. Hope she's working on her manic laugh!

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[via Deadline]