From past conversations right here, I’ve been delighted to discover that many of you are fairytale fans. Yay! What fun to be a part of such a diverse and entertaining fan club. This news is for all of you! You will all remember we’ve been chatting about the upcoming live-action version of Cinderella which has confirmed casting, now Disney is producing/releasing another adaptation of Cinderella, only… this one has a twist! Not only will Cinderella be among the familiar players, there will be a plethora of iconic protagonists and antagonists; we’ll also see Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and characters from Jack and the Beanstalk. This one sounds like it will have a “new” twist and the cast ranges from veteran stars to new kids on the block.
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According to Hollywood Life, Variety and several other sources, Anna Kendrick (best known for her role in Pitch Perfect) is in talks to take the role of Cinderella as well as multiple other talented actors being either “in talks” to take roles or already having taken then (including Chris Pine – pictured below – as “Rapunzel’s Prince.” Yes, please!). Slated also to be a musical (the
stories roots are from Broadway), this could be very, very good. Reading this Internet story from Yahoo, here is what we know: 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.”
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”). Here are some other actors in the film and their respective roles:
- Jake Gyllenhall – Cinderella’s Prince
- Christine Baranski – Cinderella’s Stepmother (rumored)
- Meryl Streep – the Witch
- Johnny Depp – the Wolf
- James Corden – the Baker
Once rumored for this role were: Matthew Broderick, Colin Firth, Johnny Depp, Denis O’Hare and Jim Carrey
- Emily Blunt – the Bakers Wife
…and as always, I’d love to know what you all think! Share any opinions or thoughts below in the comment section.