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Rob Marshall's Into The Woods Heads Into Production With One Major Casting Change
This is one of the more high-profile release to come in 2014, as the Oscar-nominated Marshall is once again lined up with a prestigious project populated by some of the biggest names in the business, hopefully turning Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides into a very distant memory.
Recurring Ellen Guest Sophia Grace Brownlee Follows Johnny Depp Into The Woods
Brownlee isn’t exactly a child actress, though the ten-year-old is no stranger to singing professionally. Not long ago, Brownlee was a little belter out of Essex England who enjoyed singing at home. But when Ellen DeGeneres caught wind of her and her cousin Rosie McClelland’s cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”—complete with tiaras and tutus—the girls became a recurring facet of Ellen.
Jake Gyllenhaal Replaced By Tony Award Nominee For Into The Woods, More Sign On
The 28-year-old actor has appeared in a handful of indie films, including Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress, Ramaa Mosley’s The Brass Teapot, and Zal Batmanglij’s political thriller The East. But his more relevant work might be his performances on Broadway, where he is currently starring in in the comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He has earned a Tony nomination for the play. But can he sing? Yep.
Jake Gyllenhaal Drops Rob Marshall's Into The Woods For Nightcrawler
Even though it looks like he’ll still be some kind of an anti-hero, it isn’t often we see Gyllenhaal as anything but the good guy. Actually, it’s in indie films like The Good Girl and Donnie Darko that the actor is allowed to embrace sketchy morals.
Anna Kendrick And Les Miserables' Daniel Huttlestone In Talks For Disney's Into The Woods
If I had to pick any actor from Les Miserables to play Jack in Into the Woods, it would've probably been Eddie Redmayne. He seems to have the right look for how I picture the character, and he has the perfect voice to belt out the ecstatic "Giants in the Sky." Alas, it isn't Redmayne who will be playing the role, though it is a Les Miserables actor in contention for the part.
Marvel Announces Two New Release Dates And Muppets...Again! Gets A New Title
First let's start over at Marvel Studios, which is just coming off the ridiculous success of Shane Black's Iron Man 3 last month. The company has actually made a habit of owning the first week in May, releasing Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Avengers and Iron Man 3 on that weekend, and it appears that they will continue that habit for years to come.
Tracey Ullman Joins Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep And More In Into The Woods
Just when you think that the cast of Disney's musical Into The Woods couldn't possibly get any more star-studded, they add yet another notable name to the lineup. Over the past few weeks the high-profile project has grown and grown, adding actors like Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Emily Blunt. And now the woman who helped introduce the world to The Simpsons is close to coming on board as well.
Chris Pine And Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks For Rob Marshall's Into The Woods Musical
Star Trek Into Darkness' Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are in negotiations to come into this already impressive ensemble. However, it's unclear if either can sing or even what roles they may be up for. But let's consider.
Emily Blunt Joining Johnny Depp In Fairy Tale Musical Into The Woods
Based on the 1987 Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim, the movie centers on a childless baker and his wife who go on the hunt for a witch that put a curse on their family. During their trip they run into many of the most famous fairy tale characters of all time, including Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.
Johnny Depp And Meryl Streep's Into The Woods Adds Tony-Winning Star
if you haven’t been out to the theater recently, you’ll probably know Corden best from his hilarious BAFTA-winning performance as Smithy in the British comedy Gavin and Stacey, which he co-created with co-star Ruth Jones. He also starred in both the theater and theatrical versions of The History Boys.
Johnny Depp And Meryl Streep In Talks To Join Disney's Into The Woods
For those who are unaware, Into the Woods is a mash-up of memorable fairy tales that would cast Depp as a childless baker who ventures into the woods to confront the witch (Streep) who put a curse on him and his wife. Along the way, he encounters almost every major storybook character under the sun, from Rapunzel to Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
Meryl Streep Will Head Into The Woods With Rob Marshall
Streep will be playing the role of the menacing witch in Rob Marshall's movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's beloved Broadway musical Into the Woods. We first heard word that Streep was in talks for the role last fall. Her casting has since been confirmed by the Litchfield County Times, a Connecticut paper that interviewed composer David Krane.
Meryl Streep To Go Into The Woods With Rob Marshall
Having helmed the six-time Oscar-winning movie musical Chicago, it was safe to assume that Marshall's Into the Woods would draw some serious star power, but who would have guessed the first bit of casting news would include the grand dame of the Academy Awards, Meryl Streep.
Disney And Rob Marshall To Bring Into The Woods To The Big Screen
“There are big, tall, terrible, awesome, scary, wonderful giants in the sky!” Those familiar with the lyrics to Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods soundtrack likely recognize those words. More may be able to sing along eventually as Disney and Rob Marshall are teaming up to adapt the Broadway musical to a film.