Thursday, May 2

Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and James Corden Confirmed Going Into The Woods

Updated 17th May: According to the Hollywood Reporter following actors now in discussions/negotiations:  Jake Gyllenhaal & Chris Pine as the Princes with Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother

Updated 11th May:  Meryl Streep now confirmed as The Witch: Johnny Depp is the Wolf and James Corden is the Baker with Emily Blunt playing his wife.  Inspired casting. Really looking forward to this!

Updated 3rd May:  According to Baz in today's Mail Johnny Depp is now contracted for this musical and James Corden is now in the frame currently meeting with Rob Marshall in New York. (He would make a great Baker).

The fly in the ointment is that Corden is contracted to perform with Daniel Mays in Nick Payne’s new play The Same Deep Water As Me at the Donmar Warehouse.  But can do both if the dates can be worked around.
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 Disney's film adaptation of Sondheim and Lapine's dark Tony Award winning fairytale musical Into The Woods will begin filming in London in September.

It be directed by Academy Award-winning Chicago director Rob Marshall with Meryl Streep starring as the Witch.

It is also rumoured that Johnny Depp is in talks to appear in the film with Variety reporting he will play the Baker and the Hollywood Reporter saying he is in talks to play the Wolf.

I wasn't impressed by Depp's performance in Sweeney Todd  and as this is one of my favourite Sondheim pieces I hope Rob Marshall casts it with actors who can sing it properly!

More news to follow ...

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