Cate Blanchett is set to play the evil stepmother in a remake of 'Cinderella'.

The Oscar-winning actress is in talks to take on the role of Lady Tremaine, the famous wicked mother of Cinderella's step sisters Anastasia and Drizella, in Disney Pictures' live action version of the iconic fairy tale.

Mark Romanek will direct the movie from a screenplay by Chris Weitz, while Simon Kinberg is producing.

As described in Charles Perrault's classic fairytale, Lady Tremaine marries Cinderella's father, and at first she seems very caring towards the young and beautiful princess.

However, she soon shows her evil side after the death of Cinderella's father, making her slave in her own home.

The classic version of 'Cinderella' was made by Disney in 1950 and the story has been adapted in a number of feature films such as 'Ever After' and 'A Cinderella Story'.

It is still unknown whether the new live-action version will stay true to the original story or not.

Cinderella has not yet been cast.