Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Cannes Official Selection 2014 Announced!
Cronenberg! Loach! Egoyan! Leigh! Dardennes!
Mrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again
Robin Williams could be back in the make-up
First Poster For The Equalizer
Denzel Washington walks the line
David Koechner To Lead Scouts Vs. Zombies
Ging gang zombie zombie zombie gonna eatcha
First Trailer For Eli Roth's Green Inferno
Stomachs rumble in the jungle
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 April 2014
Fresh Trailer For How To Train Your Dragon 2
There's a whole other world of dragons out there...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Hobbit: There And Back Again
18 July 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Monuments Men (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Empire Star Rating
We Bought A Zoo (2012)
Empire Star Rating
A Better Life (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Hanna (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Blanchett Ready To Be An Evil Stepmother
For Mark Romanek's Cinderella

28 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Cate Blanchett

After the mammoth success of Alice In Wonderland, Disney began scouting around for other properties in its back catalogue to be given a makeover. With the Sleeping Beauty-based Maleficent already in motion, the company also put together a new take on Cinderella and scored Mark Romanek to direct. Now Cate Blanchett is apparently in negotiations to play the title character’s wicked stepmother.

Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the original draft of the script based on her pitch back in 2010. Since then, Chris Weitz has taken over the gig, which is still known as Untitled Cinderella Story.

What exactly will be re-imagined about the tale remains to be seen, but if Blanchett does end up the evil stepmum, it signifies that the major beats of the story will probably be the same. And the potential combination of Romanek and Blanchett certainly sounds promising. We're trying to figure out a way they could re-imagine the story with the Evil Stepmother as the heroine, in the same way that they're recasting Maleficent as one more sinned against than sinning, but that seems like a stretch. Maybe they'll pull an Ever After and throw in Leonardo Da Vinci to spice things up. Probably not, though.

Blanchett has been busy of late, what with reprising the role of Galadriel for the Hobbit trilogy, working with Woody Allen, shooting two Terrence Malick movies and directing a short film as part of collective project The Turning. She’s also signed on to co-star in George Clooney’s next film, The Monuments Men.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Exclusive: Kevin Feige Talks Iron Man 3
On The Mandarin, Rhodey and more...
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)