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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

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