Johnny Depp Cast in Disney Musical ‘Into the Woods’ with Meryl Streep
We heard his musical talents on screen in ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Fleet Street’, and now Johnny Depp has reportedly been cast in Disney musical Into the Woods.
Based on the Broadway show of the same name, the story follows a childless baker and his wife who journey into the woods to confront a witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.
It taps into the current trend for fairytale adaptations, featuring characters such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, but darkly twists the old familiar tales. Depp will portray the supporting character of the Wolf, who is on stage played by the same actor as Cinderella’s Prince.
The film will be directed by ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Rob Marshall, reuniting him with Depp. Marshall has credits for directing and choreographing on stage and previously helmed ‘Chicago’ and ‘Nine’ for the big screen.