Thanks to my cousin Jacob, I have the latest scoop on Johnny Depp's new role in Disney's Into the Woods, a film version of the Broadway musical by the same name. This will be the second time Johnny has been cast in a musical based on the works of Stephen Sondheim, the first being Sweeney Todd (2007) in which he had the lead.
In Into the Woods, he will play The Wolf to Little Red Riding Hood's Lilla Crawford (Annie, 2012). And just yesterday, BroadwayWorld.com posted some pics of the star arriving on location in the UK. Rumor has it that earlier in the week, he was recording tracks for the film at London's famous Abbey Road Studios.
Here are a few other photos from the set:
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, Julie & Julia) as The Witch
Anna Kendrick (Twilight, Pitch Perfect) as Cinderella
Chris Pine (Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Cinderella's Prince
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife) as Cinderella's Stepmother
James Corden (Dr. Who, 2011) as The Baker
Emily Blunt (Looper) as The Baker's Wife
Billy Magnussen (Boardwalk Empire) as Rapunzel's Prince
Tracey Ullman (The Tracey Ullman Show) as Jack's Mother
Dover Castle in England (filming location)
The movie is being directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). The complete cast includes: Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood and Johnny Depp as The Wolf.
Into the Woods is set to release in theaters December 25, 2014.