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Cate Blanchett Circles Disaster Thriller ‘Cascade’

Cate Blanchett Circles Disaster Thriller ‘Cascade’

Cate Blanchett is eyeing the lead role in the upcoming 20th Century Fox thriller Cascade, with Baltasar Kormákur entering negotiations to direct. The project is a loose remake of the 2003 pseudo-documentary The Day Britain Stopped, which we first reported on back in June 2012, when Ridley Scott and Steven Zaillian came on board to produce. Kieran Fitzgerald (The Homesman) wrote the screenplay.

The story takes place in the aftermath of an oil tanker's collision in the Persian Gulf, which escalates into an international crisis. If she signs on, Cate Blanchett will play the ship's captain, who tries to find a way to prove that she did not commit a terrorist act. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Headhunters) was in talks to direct earlier this summer, but he is no longer involved.

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‘Cinderella’ Poster Has Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother

‘Cinderella’ Poster Has Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother

Cate Blanchett is introduced as the Wicked Stepmother on the first character poster for Disney's live-action fairy tale adventure Cinderella. Flanking her on each side are Cinderella's evil stepsisters, played by Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera. From the looks of it, Lily James is going to have one hard time dealing with her extended family members, who appear ready and willing to torment the young princess in waiting.

In this first character poster, we get a good look at the trio that will be torturing Cinderella. Cate Blanchett looks set to callously rips apart Cinderella's ball dress and forbid her from every leaving the house. But, as in all good fairy tales, we know that a kindly beggar woman will step forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, change Cinderella's life forever. Will we get a Helena Bonham Carter poster next?

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‘Hobbit 3’ Poster Features Cate Blanchett as Galadriel

‘Hobbit 3’ Poster Features Cate Blanchett as Galadriel

Fans have decided on the latest character poster to be released from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, and today we get Cate Blanchett as Galadriel.

The Noldorin princess didn't appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel The Hobbit, though she is promised quite the showcase in the next and final installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join ‘Jungle Book: Origins’

Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join ‘Jungle Book: Origins’

Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.

Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.

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Disney's ‘Cinderella’ Trailer Teases Iconic Glass Slipper

Disney's ‘Cinderella’ Trailer Teases Iconic Glass Slipper

A classic Disney tale comes to life on the silver screen once again in director Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, a live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale that brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for this fairy tale adventure, which follows young Ella (Lily James), who finds herself at the mercy of her evil stepmother (Cate Blanchett) when her father passes away. Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgård, Holly Grainger and Sophie McShera co-star in this fairy tale classic, in theaters March 13, 2015.

The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holly Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and - armed with a pumpkin and a few mice - changes Cinderella's life forever.

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First Look at Valka and Gruff in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

First Look at Valka and Gruff in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

USA Today has released a first look at Valka (voiced by Cate Blanchett), protector of dragons with a mysterious past, and her Hobblegrunt named gruff from How to Train Your Dragon 2. The character is described as the Dian Fossey of reptiles. Check out the image, and then read on for more about this cool new character and her role as mentor to Hiccup and Toothless.

Directed by Dean DeBlois (How to Train Your Dragon, Lilo & Stitch), this sequel follows Toothless and Hiccup (Jay Baruchel ) five years down the road, as Hiccup heads towards adulthood while trying to hold onto those last few precious moments of his childhood. He is faced with a lot of new responsibilities, and is being groomed to eventually take over for his dad (Gerard Butler). But before that can happen, he sets off on one last adventure to the arctic, where he stumbles upon Valka. A tough warrior, this woman is seen as a vigilante who springs dragons from traps, hiding them from a vicious dragon hunter by the name of Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou) and his No. 2, Eret (Kit Harington).

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First Look at Disney's ‘Cinderella’ Starring Lily James

First Look at Disney's ‘Cinderella’ Starring Lily James

Principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios in London on Disney's first-ever live action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale.
Cate Blanchett Makes Her Directorial Debut with ‘The Dinner’

Cate Blanchett Makes Her Directorial Debut with ‘The Dinner’

Screenwriter Oren Moverman is adapting the Herman Koch novel about two sets of parents willing to do anything to protect their teenage sons.