Sunday, September 22, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON THE CAST OF THE 2014 MUSICAL FILM 'INTO THE WOODS' WITH MERYL STREEP, EMILY BLUNT, JOHNNY DEPP, CHRIS PINE, ANNA KENDRICK, JAMES CORDEN!

INTO THE WOODS MUSICAL
 STAR STUDDED FILM ADAPTATION
We don't really get many musicals on the big screen, so to mark the official beginning of the production of Disney's new musical movie INTO THE WOODS, which has just started shooting over in England, we are today spotlighting the cast and the story of the film which should hit cinemas on Christmas 2014! To be directed by  Rob Marshall (CHICAGO, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA) the movie mixes many of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel! Based on the Tony-winning original musical the film follows a childless baker and his wife’s quest to break a witch’s curse in order to start a family. They venture INTO THE WOODS and along the way, they encounter several well-known fairy tale characters, and together they learn what happens after “happily ever after”.

MERYL STREEP IS THE WITCH
Her cinematic Highness Meryl Streep portrays the Witch who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored.

JAMES CORDEN IS THE BAKER
Comedian James Corden plays the role of the Baker, a hard-working man who desperately wants to start a family.

EMILY BLUNT IS BAKER'S WIFE
Delightful British beauty and extremely talented thespian Emily Blunt is the Baker's Wife, a childless woman who longs to be a mother. It is interesting that Emily's just announced her pregnancy with hubs John Krasinski.

ANNA KENDRICK IS CINDERELLA
American actress Anna Kendrick fills the shoes of Cinderella, who finds herself on a journey of self-discovery.

CHRIS PINE IS THE PRINCE
Captain Kirk himself, Chris Pine, portrays Cinderella's Prince, charming and impossibly handsome, who is on an endless quest to find his bride.

JOHNNY DEPP IS THE WOLF
Forever naughty Johnny Depp steps in as the Wolf, who sets his sights on Little Red Riding Hood.

RAPUNZEL & HER PRINCE
Young Mackenzie Mauzy plays Rapunzel, a sheltered young woman who experiences the world beyond her tower for the first time. While Billy Magnussen is the dashing and eager Prince who courts Rapunzel. Jake Gyllenhaal was originally meant for the role.

INTO THE WOODS
THE REST OF THE STELLAR CAST
The cast of INTO THE WOODS also has Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, a smart and spunky girl who journeys into the woods, finding unexpected adventures along the way; Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, an absentminded and adventurous boy who trades his treasured cow for five magic beans; Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, a poor and exasperated mom who is overwhelmed, yet fiercely protective of her son; Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother who'll do anything to marry off one of her daughters to a prince. Tammy Blanchard and Lucy Punch are Cinderella's spoiled stepsisters, Florinda and Lucinda. Richard Glover is the Princes' royal steward, Frances de la Tour portrays the giant, and Simon Russell Beale is the Baker's father. Actress Joanna Riding portrays Cinderella's late mother, and Little Red Riding Hood's beloved granny is played by Annette Crosbie.

28 comments:

  1. Into the Woods has some great music by Steven Sondheim. It looks like an excellent cast for the musical! (Figures - Johnny Depp had to get in there as the wolf!)

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    1. he is incapable of doing a role without some kind of mask or make up.....

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    2. Lazy sniping. Out of 35 Depp films I counted (not including sequels), only 8 were roles involving mask/special character makeup. Since few men actually resemble wolves, an actor would need to use a mask or some sort of additional facial hair to be believable.

      Depp just finished Transcendence and is about to film Mortdecai, neither of which require masks or kabuki makeup. And you've never heard of Donnie Brasco, Finding Neverland, Public Enemies, Secret Window, Blow, Dead Man or What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

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    3. We had his recent career in mind, sister, not all of his work. It's not something we came up with. In last ten years most of his big roles involved him wearing a make up from PIRATES to LONE RANGER to ALICE. He is beginning to typecast himself with the choice of his roles.
      That was our point... nothing else.

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  2. This is going to be HUGE. And I hope it is as quality should be rewarded. Streep and Blunt in the same film is grand. I know we can't be too thrilled about Depp darling, but the others should make up for it.

    A baby Blunt on the way? Oooh I hope it's a girl!

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    1. I'm extremely excited about Emily's and John's baby, almost as if it's my nephew or something :) That kid will be the happiest kid in the world with such cute parents

      Millie and Meryl already starred together in DEVIL'S WEARS PRADA and were both outstanding, both got Globe nominations

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    2. Depp is actually the only reason I have any interest in seeing this, Anne dearie. One can only hope the script & director can match this fantastic cast.

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    3. lovely to hear Depp has a faithful fan, Marie. Every actor needs a faithful fan....

      But it is sad if you value Depp more than Meryl, for example, and not count her in as the main reason to watch a film.

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  3. It looks like fun and a great cast, but as a musical...I dunno. We'll see.

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    1. the world needs more musicals, trust me.... maybe not Rob Marshall directed ones, since he makes beautiful but empty movies... but musicals

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  4. Wow, wow, wow. I really want to see this.

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  5. So excited for this movie. I loved the Broadway musical. And you chose such wonderful photos for your post today. Very nice. :)

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    1. glad you like the photos today, Luanne :)

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  6. Too bad that musicals are out of fashion now in Hollywood. I enjoy a good musical.

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    1. they should shot at least one a year... we really don't get enough of those and of historical movies :)

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  7. I like the idea for this movie and what a fabulous cast!

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    1. Me too. He's a good actor, but his roles have become repetitive.

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    2. I agree. And for me, once he did Wonka, I was pretty much done. Did NOT like his performance at all. The whole thing was a hot mess. Terrible. So ever since that, I'm tapped out on Deep movies.

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    3. yep, that was a very bad movie and monotonous like most of his recent ones....

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  9. Holy crap, that is one star studded cast!

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  10. This cast is awesome. I could do without Johnny Depp, but it's still great.

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