Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in taks to join Disney musical Into the Woods

04.26.2013

Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp may be joining forces to take on a musical for Disney.

The sing song extravaganza will be an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Broadway hit, INTO THE WOODS. Rob Marshall (PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES) is set to direct. Sondheim has worked with Depp before on Tim Burton's version of SWEENEY TODD.

The story centers on, "a childless baker and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch (Streep) that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, “Jack and the Beanstalk’s” Jack, Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters. Depp will play Baker."

Depp will indeed be lending his pipes once more.

Sondheim and Lapine created one of my favorite Broadway shows, SUNDAYS IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Mandy f*cking Patinkin. If you enjoy musicals and haven't seen that one I suggest you check it out.

I dig Depp and Streep doing a musical. Sounds like it might be a fun one.

Extra Tidbit: I saw the title "Into the Woods" and thought of the song "Deep in the Wood" by The Birthday Party. Then I realized that would make for a rather cool and disturbing musical.
Source: Variety

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

1:45PM on 04/27/2013
Streep has already been confirmed by Marshall and others as the Witch.
I could get behind Depp in the film, but not as the Baker...perhaps as the Wolf, or the Mysterious man.
Streep has already been confirmed by Marshall and others as the Witch.
I could get behind Depp in the film, but not as the Baker...perhaps as the Wolf, or the Mysterious man.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:59AM on 04/27/2013

oh no.

Depp singing again, give me strengh.
Depp singing again, give me strengh.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:22AM on 04/27/2013
Rob Marshall is competent but I don't find any of his stuff entertaining.
Rob Marshall is competent but I don't find any of his stuff entertaining.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:29AM on 04/27/2013
Sounds like it could be good. I thought Depp was brilliant in Sweeney Todd and could really sing. And who doesn't love Meryl Streep?

Excited to see who plays the other characters.
Sounds like it could be good. I thought Depp was brilliant in Sweeney Todd and could really sing. And who doesn't love Meryl Streep?

Excited to see who plays the other characters.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:25PM on 04/26/2013
Yes, more Sondheim adaptations! I think Meryl Streep has been linked to the role for a while now. Depp's got that Sweeney Todd connection, so it will be interesting if he takes a role in this.
Yes, more Sondheim adaptations! I think Meryl Streep has been linked to the role for a while now. Depp's got that Sweeney Todd connection, so it will be interesting if he takes a role in this.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting