What’s better than a musical? A star-studded cast in a musical, of course! Ever since “Chicago,” Rob Marshall has made a name for himself, winning the Oscar for Best Picture back in 2003. While his last musical (the mostly boring and uninspiring “Nine”) bombed, Marshall is still the go-to guy for all musical adaptations.

And just like every musical he’s ever adapted to the big screen, Marshall has lined up a star-studded cast for his new venture, the Stephen Sondheim Broadway hit, “Into the Woods.”

The most recent additions include Emily Blunt (“Salmon Fishing in Yemen”, “The Five-Year Engagment”) and Christine Baranski (“Mamma Mia!”, “Chicago”). Blunt and Baranski are in talks to join Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp onscreen.


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“Into the Woods” weaves together the story of several of the most beloved fairytales (Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel) into the original story of a Baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt) who try to reverse a curse on their family in order to have a child, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests and their desire for “happily ever after.”

If negotiations go through, “Into the Woods” will also star Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the musical is set to begin production this fall.


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