Anna Kendrick in Talks to Play Cinderella in Disney's 'Into the Woods'
THR Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, and Chris Pine are among those in negotiations for roles in the adaptation of the Broadway musical.
Anna Kendrick is in talks to play Cinderella in Into the Woods, Disney’s adaptation of the Broadway musical being directed by Rob Marshall.
The project has attracted Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Tracy Ullman and Christine Baranski, all of whom are in various stages of negotiations to be part of the production.
The play is a darkly comic mashup of classic fairy tales that revolves around a childless baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt), 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.
In Woods, Cinderella is married to a vain prince (Pine) and described as a woman trying to find her place in the world.
If a deal is made with Kendrick, it will bring the actress back into the screen singing spotlight; she belted a few tunes in last year’s surprise hit Pitch Perfect. Kendrick has, however, been acting in Broadway musicals from a young age and won several awards.
Kendrick is currently shooting The Last 5 Years, Richard LaGravenese’s adaptation of the musical.