Cate Blanchett is in talks to join Disney's live action reboot of their classic fairytale Cinderella.

The actress will play the wicked stepmother in Mark Romanek's remake of this classic Disney storybook tale. The actress will be the first star to join the project. Chris Weitz wrote the script with Simon Kinberg producing.

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Cate Blanchett will be seen next in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and has boarded George Clooney's The Monuments Men.