The big-screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS has officially received a release date.
Disney announced this evening that Rob Marshall’s film, based upon Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, will hit theaters nationwide on December 25, 2014.
The film also recently gained director of photography Dion Beebe, who has previously worked with Marshall on the Oscar-winning Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago and Nine.
Emily Blunt (as The Baker’s Wife), Meryl Streep (as The Witch) and Johnny Depp (as The Wolf) are set to star in the project. Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine are reportedly still in talks for roles (as Cinderella’s Prince and Rapunzel’s Prince), as are 2012 Tony Award winner James Corden (as The Baker), SMASH star Megan Hilty (as a Stepsister), Tracey Ullman (as Jack’s mother) and Christine Baranski, who was part of the original reading last October, for the role of Cinderella’s evil stepmother.
INTO THE WOODS is heading to London to begin shooting this September. James Lapine, the original book writer of INTO THE WOODS, is reworking the script for the screenplay, while Sondheim has also written new material for the film, including “Rainbows”, a duet between the Baker and his Wife, as well as a new song for Streep as the Witch.
Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera.
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1. “Holy Water” Ben Kweller
2. “Devil’s Train” Grace Potter and The Nocturnals 3:29
3. “Poor Paddy on the Railway” Shane MacGowan
4. “So Long Gone” Pete Molinari
5. “Central and Union” Sara Watkins
6. “The American Dream” The White Buffalo
7. “Lonesome Whistle” Dave Alvin
8. “Sweet Betsy from Pike” Iggy Pop
9. “Rattling Bone” Iron & Wine
10. “Cowboy” The Rubens
11. “Everything but the Truth” Lucinda Williams
12. “The Truth Lives On” The Aggrolites
13. “Butch’s Ballad” Gomez
14. “Saddle the Wind” John Grant
Variety is reporting that Disney has Woolverton penning a sequel, which is also in the process of becoming a stage musical. There’s no mention of Burton’s possible involvement (yet), but he will be made an offer. The same goes for Depp, who is starring in the House of Mouse’s Lone Ranger next year – and (probably) is going to make Pirates of the Caribbean 5 sometime in the foreseeable future.
Another article about the possible director.
James Bobin In Talks To Direct ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Sequel
James Bobin directed Disney‘s successful reboot The Muppets and is shooting the follow-up to that one now. Now he’s talking with the studio to helm Alice In Wonderland 2, another Disney sequel. This time it’s one of the studio’s all-time biggest moneymakers: the 2010 Tim Burton-directed pic starred Johnny Depp and it topped $1B in grosses worldwide.