Disney is currently in the process of developing a live-action adaptation of the classic fairytale story of Cinderella, and they are looking to cast Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother. The Oscar winning actress seems like a perfect fit for the role! She's currently in "deep talks" with Disney, and if she takes it she will take on the role of Lady Tremaine.
Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) is attached to direct the movie from a script written by Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes). Disney paid over a million bucks for the pitch from The Devil Wears Prada scribe Aline Brosh McKenna.
Blanchett is an awesome actress that could easily pull off a role like this. She would be the first actor to join the project, and it will be interesting to see who else ends up jumping on board the project. The actress will next be seen in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.