Into the Woods, a musical which Anna was rumored to have a lead part in weeks ago, now has buzz circulating that she is in talks to play Cinderella!
Anna Kendrick in Talks to Be Cinderella in Musical ‘Into the Woods’
The Rob Marshall-directed film already includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Anna Kendrick might tackle a singing role for Disney. The “Pitch Perfect” actress enters negotiations to be involved in the production of “Into the Woods”, the feature adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit. Oscar-nominated Kendrick is expected to take on the role as lovely Cinderella.
The Hollywood Reporter provides details about how Cinderella is going to fit in the plot. In Rob Marshall’s upcoming movie, Cinderella is married to a vain prince, played by “Star Trek Into Darkness” actor Chris Pine. The girl with the glass slipper is also described as a woman who tries to find her place in the world.
If Kendrick eventually agrees to come aboard, she will be added to the starry cast, which already has Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Corsden and Tracy Ullman. Besides Anna, Deadline learns that “Les Miserables” actor Daniel Huttlestone is also in talks to join the production.
“Into the Woods” will follow a baker (Corsden) and his wife (Blunt) as they embark on a journey into the woods to find a witch (Streep) who put a spell on them.
Marshall will direct the flick based on screenplay by James Lapine. John DeLuca is set to serve as producer.
Kendrick is currently shooting “The Last 5 Years”, Richard LaGravenese’s adaptation of Jason Robert Brown-written musical.
Anna Kendrick In Talks To Join Into The Woods
Anna Kendrick is in talks for a coveted role.
According to Variety, the “Pitch Perfect” star, 27, is being considered to play Cinderella in Disney’s upcoming musical, “Into the Woods.”
The actress Tweeted about the casting report late Friday, when “Looper” writer Rian Johnson Tweeted Anna the link to the story with the comment, “Congrats! Don’t f**k it up! :-)) Or I’ll murder you! 😉 Literally! :-|”
Anna – known for her humorous, witty Tweets – replied, “If I f**k it up I’ll do the job for you! I’ll meet you at the Golden Gate Bridge 😉 You bring some rope! haha :-|”
If the actress (who has already proven her musical ability in “Pitch Perfect” and the resulting solo hit, “Cups”) does sign on for the film, she’ll join an impressive cast.
Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt have inked deals to star in the film, a big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 Broadway hit, while Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal and more are reportedly in various stages of negotiations to sign on.
“Into the Woods” is slated for release on Christmas Day, 2014, and will be directed by Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Nine”).