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First Look at ‘Into the Woods’!

We have the first on-set photos from filming Into the Woods yesterday, September 25th, at Dover castle in the UK. You can see Anna as Cinderella, along with Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and Christine Baranski.

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First Look At INTO THE WOODS Movie Cast In Costume!

The majority of the ensemble from Disney’s forthcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine‘s celebrated family-friendly fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS convened at Dover Castle in the UK today to film scenes for the forthcoming tuner and our first look at James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Billy Magnussen, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lucy Punch, MacKenzie Mauzy and Daniel Huttlestone in costume is now available!

BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month that a casting notice had gone out to assemble extras to take on the roles of townspeople and observers at a grand ball scene assumedly relating to Cinderella (Kendrick) and her prince (Pine) and now we can see that that has come to fruition. Check out that article here.

Additionally, peruse yesterday’s extensive BroadwayWorld article all about Week 3 of filming on INTO THE WOODS here.

Also, James Corden found some time in between filming scenes to even pose for a shot with a crew member, make-up artist Beth Haggar, who posted the pic to her Instagram account with the caption, “Me and #JamesCorden today at Dover Castle, filming on location for a new film called #IntoTheWoods.”

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Of note, the sumptuous costumes on display in these shots are designed by director Rob Marshall‘s longtime collaborator Colleen Atwood, who also provided designs for his movie musicals CHICAGO and NINE, as well as Tim Burton‘s SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.

Filming on the Rob Marshall-directed Disney feature film is currently underway on soundstages at Shepperton Studios and on location in the UK, following soundtrack recording sessions conducted at the beginning of this month. For even more information, see BroadwayWorld’s coverage of Week 1 here.

The confirmed complete cast for INTO THE WOODS is as follows: Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother and Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, with Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack.

INTO THE WOODS is set to be released on December 25, 2014. {broadwayworld.com}

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Projects Update: Into the Woods

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”).

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Anna Reads for ‘Into the Woods’

A month ago there was a reading for ‘Into the Woods’, a movie based on Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale musical. Anna read for the role of Cinderella, and Meryl Streep is in talks to star at The Witch. While there is not any official word of Anna’s definite involvement yet, it sure looks promising :D!

As reported back in June, Rob Marshall has made Stephen Sondheim‘s INTO THE WOODS his next project at Warner Bros/Disney – and a starry reading just has kicked the project off.

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the cast of the screenplay reading, which took place yesterday, included (in alphabetical order): Nina Arianda as The Baker’s Wife; Christine Baranski as the Stepmother; Tammy Blanchard as Florinda; Victoria Clark as Cinderella’s Mother/Giant; James Corden as the Baker; David Garrison as the Narrator; Ivan Hernandez as the Wolf; Megan Hilty as Lucinda; Cheyenne Jackson as Rapunzel’s Prince; Allison Janney as Jack’s Mother; Anna Kendrick as Cinderella; Michael McGrath as the Steward/Baker’s Father; Donna Murphy as the Witch; Laura Osnes as Rapunzel; Taylor Trensch as Jack; Casey Whyland as Little Red Riding Hood; and Patrick Wilson as Cinderella’s Prince.

The cast for the film has not yet been announced, but BroadwayWorld has learned that stage and screen legend Meryl Streep is in talks to join the film as the Witch, but was unable to make the reading.

James Lapine, the original book writer of INTO THE WOODS, is reworking the script for the screenplay, while Sondheim is expected to contribute some new songs.

Marshall’s films have been honored with a total of 23 Academy Award nominations – winning nine, including Best Picture. His most recent film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, has grossed over one billion dollars at the worldwide box office becoming the “8th Highest Grossing Picture in History.” He is currently developing “The Thin Man” starring Johnny Depp.

Marshall’s film “Nine” was nominated for four Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and 10 Critics Choice Awards. His previous directorial efforts include the Academy Award-winning films “Chicago” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.” For his work on “Chicago,” winner of six Oscars including Best Picture, Marshall received the Directors Guild Award, an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe Award nomination, a BAFTA nomination, The National Board of Review Award and the New York Film Critics Online Award, both for best directorial debut, as well as the American Choreography Award. His epic film “Memoirs of a Geisha” was the winner of three Oscars, three BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe. Both “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Chicago” were nominated for CAS Awards.

Marshall executive produced, directed and choreographed the NBC television event “Tony Bennett: An American Classic.” He won his second Directors Guild Award for this production as well as three Emmy Awards himself for Direction, Choreography and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. He directed and choreographed Disney/ABC’s critically acclaimed movie musical “Annie,” which received 12 Emmy nominations, a CAS nomination and won the prestigious Peabody Award. Former CAS President Edward L. Moskowitz commented, “It was to great to work with Rob Marshall on “Annie”. Rob’s depth of experience in live entertainment enhanced his inspirational leadership on the set and I am proud that the Cinema Audio Society has decided to honor him with our Filmmaker Award.”

A six-time Tony Award nominee and George Abbott Award winner, Marshall’s stage work includes co-directing and choreographing the worldwide award-winning Broadway production of “Cabaret” and directing and choreographing the Broadway revival of “Little Me,” starring Martin Short. He made his Broadway choreographic debut with “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” directed by Harold Prince, which also played London’s West End and Vienna. He followed that with productions of “She Loves Me” on Broadway and London; “Damn Yankees” on Broadway, National Tour and London; Blake Edwards‘ “Victor/Victoria” on Broadway; “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” on Broadway; “Company” on Broadway; “The Petrified Forest” at the New York Public Theatre, and “Promises, Promises” for City Center Encores! Additional choreography credits include the Disney/ABC movie musical “Cinderella” (Emmy nomination), the CBS movie musical “Mrs. Santa Claus“(Emmy nomination), and The Kennedy Center Honors (Kander & Ebb and Chita Rivera tributes). {broadwayworld.com}