Anna Kendrick in talks to march ‘Into the Woods’ as Cinderella
Anna Kendrick (pic) is in talks to play Cinderella in Disney's big screen adaptation of Broadway musical Into the Woods, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap in Los Angeles.
If the Pitch Perfect actress' deal comes through then she would be joining Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Tracy Ullman and Christine Baranski, all of whom are either in negotiations or set to star in the Disney movie.
Rob Marshall (Chicago) is set to direct the film about the Baker and his wife venturing into the woods to confront the witch responsible for putting a family curse on the childless couple.
Marshall is directing the film from a script by James Lapine, based on his book for the 1986 musical. Stephen Sondheim wrote the Tony-winning original score, and Marshall's longtime collaborator David Krane is working on musical arrangements for the film. John DeLuca is producing the movie, which is expected to start production in the fall.
Kendrick is currently filming another musical adaptation, The Last Five Years, and is also set to star in Zach Braff's next directorial effort, Wish I Was Here. - Reuters, June 22, 2013.