Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal could soon be headed “Into The Woods.” Rob Marshall has long been developing an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s classic musical for a while now, and it seems like he’s coming ever closer to finalizing his cast.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Gyllenhaal and Pine are in talks to play two key roles in the upcoming feature film. The site’s sources say the two men would portray Rapunzel’s Prince and Cinderella’s Prince, two brothers who are concerned as much with themselves as they are with their significant others. They also get to sing the hilarious song “Agony,” so that’s something to look forward to if Pine and Gyllenhaal do take the roles.
Marshall has already found two actors to join the project. Meryl Streep will play the Witch while Johnny Depp will play “Into The Woods'” version of the big bad wolf. It seems as though this movie could end up having Marshall’s most A-list cast for a musical yet, as he also is the man responsible for bringing “Chicago” and “Nine” to the big screen. Marshall previously directed “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which explains the Depp connection.
The cast should be squared away in the next few months, as THR reports that Marshall is planning a fall filming start date. According to the site, “Into The Woods” should continue to attract more big name stars. So far a release date has not been announced.
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