I think it seems certain to happen now! So if it's ok,I started a thread b/c I thought this piece of info doesn't belong in the news thread much:
Disney casting for musical feature film 'Into The Woods' starring Johnny Depp
Lucamar Productions in association with Marc Platt Productions are currently in the pre-production phase on the highly anticipated live-action musical feature film "Into The Woods" starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. The movie is an adaptation of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Disney Casting directors in New York and Los Angeles are auditioning actors/singers for starring and co-starring roles. Additional casting will take place in London, UK where filming will take place beginning in September, 2013. The extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins for the film's stars will be cast in London.
Starring in "Into The Woods" is three-time Academy Award nominee and Disney favorite Johnny Depp, who is playing a hungry and sexy vicissitude of the fairy tale Wolf. Also starring as the vain and charismatic Witch is three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep. And Tony Award winner James Corden will play The Baker. Rob Marshall will direct "Into The Woods" from an adapted screenplay written by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine.
Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal Circling Musical 'Into the Woods' (Exclusive)
Rob Marshall is directing the adaptation of the Broadway musical that has Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep already on board.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine are in discussions to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in Disney’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Deal-making hasn’t quite begun but the two actors met and even sang for director Rob Marshall for their respective parts and are expected to receive offers to join the star-studded cast.
If deals close, Gyllenhaal and Pine would play their first on-screen singing roles.
Into the Woods is a darkly comic mash-up of classic fairy tales that revolves 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 a group of characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
Streep will play the plum role of the vain and charismatic Witch while Depp will play a hungry and sexy variation of a fairy tale wolf.
Sources say that Gyllenhaal and Pine would play the musical’s two princes, Cinderella’s Prince and Rapunzel’s Prince, brothers who are pompous and self-absorbed.
A fall production start is being eyed. The project is expected to attract more big names. John DeLuca is producing.
James Lapine wrote the screenplay, based on his book for the 1986 musical. The Tony-winning original score is by Stephen Sondheim while frequent Marshall collaborator David Krane is working on the music arrangements for the film.
Pine, repped by CAA, John Carabino Management and attorney Michael Gendler, is gearing up for this weekend's bow of Star Trek Into Darkness, in which he reprises the role of James T. Kirk. He next stars in Jack Ryan for Trek studio Paramount.
Gyllenhaal, repped by WME and Bloom Hergott, last starred in the acclaimed police thriller End of Watch and next stars opposite Hugh Jackman in Prisoners, which Warner Bros. will open Sept. 20. He also is starring in and producing the indie crime drama Nightcrawler, which is eyeing a fall production start.