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Cate Blanchett May Play Cinderella‘s Stepmother, Continue Our Love Affair With Evil Women

Cate Blanchett Rumored For Cinderella

Angelina Jolie in Malificient. Charlie Theron in Snow White And The Huntsman. Kate Beckinsale in the Total Recall remake. Dakota Fanning in Breaking Dawn-Part 2 (okay, maybe that one is for us.) If we had to pick the biggest trend of 2012, it would be nail art. If we had to pick a bunch of trends for 2012, we would definitely put “amazing female villains” in the top ten. With any luck, Cate Blanchett could be joining that homicidal list soon. According to, the Hobbit actress is currently “in talks” to portray the Evil Stepmother in Disney’s live-action reboot of Cinderella. Can we please suggest Paul Giamatti and Steve Buscemi as Cindy’s mouse friends Gus and Jaq? And force them to wear the original mouse-fits? Enjoy the 100 billion dollars we just made you, Disney!

Anyone who saw Cate kill it (literally) as murderous government strongman Marissa Wiegler in Hanna knows Blanchett can go dark. Combine that with her Academy Award for The Aviator and we are looking at one exciting malevolent stepparent! Just go ahead and get Kathy Bates signed on as Ursula and we can keep this love affair going, you guys! If we’re making these reboots, might as well do ‘em right!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Cinderella Joins The Live-Action Princess Movie Parade

In addition to a possible Snow White movie (which is, you know, in addition to two other Snow White movies), Disney is currently hoping to land director Mark Romanek for their upcoming Cinderella live-action film. Let’s see, we also have a dark, edgy Little Mermaid and an upcoming Beauty and Beast starring Emma Watson…come on, Aladdin! If we’re going to do this, let’s just do this all the way! Get Robin Williams to be Genie again; he can’t be that busy!

According to Deadline, the plot of the proposed Cinderlly flick sounds more star-crossed romance than dark or edgy, centering around “the re-imaging of the classic tale where the prince is set for a politically arranged marriage, until the evil plan is threatened when the prince meets Cinderella.” Hmmm, it doesn’t sound like this Cinderella will be wieling a glass machete while driving her missile-proof pumpkin carriage through her stepsister’s rooms, but you never know. Jaq and Gus always looked like they could have murder in their tiny, mouse hearts.


[Photo: Walt Disney Productions]