Cate Blanchett in talks to be Cinderella’s stepmother on the big screen

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 — Disney has chosen Australian actress Cate Blanchett (picture) to star in a modernised version of the famous fairy tale Cinderella, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will be directed by Mark Romanek, a music video director who has built a solid reputation with movies like Photo Obsession (2002) and Never Let Me Go (2010).

The modern take on Cinderella will not be an animated movie, the same choice Disney successfully made in 2010 with Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

Before Cinderella, in 2014, Disney will bring Maleficent to the screen. The Sleeping Beauty spinoff will star Angelina Jolie as the evil queen. — AFP-Relaxnews