Anna Kendrick is reportedly in talks for a lead role in Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods.
The Up in the Air star is in negotiations for the role of Cinderella in the musical. Should she decide to join up, the actress could star alongside such famous faces as Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Anna Kendrick’s involvement with the adaptation of the hit Broadway musical isn’t set in stone at the moment. Since the actress hasn’t signed a deal just yet, you probably shouldn’t start an Instagram account in her honor.
In addition to Kendrick, Depp, and Streep, Into the Woods sports a large number of talented thespians. The cast reportedly includes Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Tracy Ullman, and Christine Baranski. The Hollywood Reporter claims negotiations are underway with everyone right now.
Rob Marshall’s flick will tell the story of a witch who decides to teach lessons to characters from several popular children’s stories. Her intended victims include Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel.
Anna Kendrick is up for the role of Cinderella, while Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play her prince. Meryl Streep is wanted for the witch, Johnny Depp is eyeing the wolf, and Chris Pine is being pursued to portray Rapunzel’s prince. According to Internet Movie Database, anyway.
The Pitch Perfect star recently appeared in Paul Middleditch’s comedy Rapture-Palooza. The apocalyptic fantasy also features Ken Jeong, Rob Corddry, Thomas Lennon, and Craig Robinson as the Anti-Christ.
Anna Kendrick is also attached to Get a Job with Bryan Cranston, Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas, and the Zach Braff’s Kickstarter flick Wish I Was Here. If you’re a fan of the actress’ work, there’s plenty to get excited about in the coming months.
What do you think about Anna Kendrick portraying Cinderella in Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods? Do you think she’s the right person for the role?