Cate Blanchett In Talks To Join Cinderella

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Cate Blanchett attends the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 13, 2010 in New York City.
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Anastasia and Drezilla may soon be graced with an Academy Award-winning mother.

Cate Blanchett is in talks to play Cinderella's cold-hearted stepmother in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of the classic fairytale, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The movie, which has been in the works since 2010, will be directed by Mark Romanek ("Never Let Me Go"), while Simon Kinberg ("Elysium," "X-Men: First Class") is set to produce, THR reported.

Aline Brosh Brosh McKenna, who penned 2006's hit, "The Devil Wears Prada," wrote the first draft of the screenplay.

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Blanchett will soon be seen on the big screen reprising her role as Galadriel in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" - in theaters on December 14.

The Australia-born actress, 43, is also set to star in two as-of-yet untitled films for directors Terrence Malick and Woody Allen - both slated for theatrical release in 2013.

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