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Blanchett to play wicked stepmother

28 November 2012

Cate a shoe-in for Cinderella

Cate Blanchett is set to visit her dark side as the evil stepmother in the forthcoming adaptation of Cinderella.

In the latest big screen version of a popular fairytale, the Australian actress - who can next be seen showing her lighter side a Galadriel in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - would be the first casting choice for director Mark Romanek's movie.

First announced in 2010, the live-action project will feature a script by Chris Weitz and will feature a brand-new take on the classic fairytale, which has its origins in the first century BC.