Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep are currently in talks to star in the big-screen adaptation of Into the Woods.
The folks at Disney are apparently very interested in bringing Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway show to theaters at some point down the road. If executives have it their way, then Depp and Streep will star in the proposed motion picture.
Into the Woods director Rob Marshall worked with Johnny Depp on the fourth installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Variety describes the story as follows:
“[The] musical revolved around a childless baker and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch 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.”
Johnny Depp is in talks to star as the baker in the big-screen version of Into the Woods. It’s currently believed that Meryl Streep will play the witch in the flick.
This isn’t Depp’s first musical adaptation. The acclaimed actor previously worked on the big-screen adaptation of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Barber Street with Tim Burton.
The charismatic actor is also slated to star in award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence. Depp will portray a scientist who is pursued by terrorists after his brain is uploaded into a computer system. Emily Blunt, Rebecca Hall, and Rooney Mara are all being considered for the role of the hero’s wife.
Since Depp apparently likes to stay very busy, he is also attached to star in the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass. The movie is rumored to begin production at some point over the summer.
Are you a fan of the extremely busy Johnny Depp? What do you think about the actor signing on for the big-screen adaptation of Into the Woods?