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[17 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Production Begins on Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’ with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp | ]
Production Begins on Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’ with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp

Disney’s highly-anticipated theatrical version of Into the Woods started production last week, with Rob Marshall directing the film based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical.
Into the Woods is a twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales that intertwines plots of a few stories and explores the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The story follows the tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel and all are tied together by an original story that involves a baker and his wife and their wish to start …

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[11 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Johnny Depp and James Corden Officially Cast in ‘Into the Woods’

Last week, we let you know that Johnny Depp was rumored to appear in Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Into the Woods. Now, the casting choice has been made official, as Disney announced this week that both Johnny Depp and British actor James Corden will appear in the film.
Into the Woods weaves together the stories of numerous fairy tale characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel. They are all brought together by the story of a Baker and his wife, who must venture into the woods to break the …

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[2 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Meryl Streep Reported to Play The Witch in ‘Into the Woods’ Film

Early last year, we let you know that Disney and director Rob Marshall are planning to bring Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods to the screen. This week, we finally got some news about the film, as it was reported that Meryl Streep will be playing the lead role of The Witch.
News of Streep’s casting was first reported by the Litchfield County Times in an interview with the film’s arranger, David Krane. Krane told the newspaper:
“I am coming into an exciting time. My show, ‘The Road to Qatar,’ is being presented …

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[12 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Acquire ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Script, Tom Hanks Rumored to Star

Disney is well-known for their 1964 smash hit Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. But a new movie may be in the works that shows what happened behind the scenes of this legendary film. Deadline.com reports that Disney is currently near a deal to acquire Saving Mr. Banks, a film that looks at the tension between Walt Disney and original Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers.
The script for Saving Mr. Banks, written by Kelly Marcel, made the 2011 Black List, an annual list of the most well-liked screenplays that have …