Rob Marshall (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Nine,” “Chicago”) is set to helm a film adaptation of classic 1980s Sondheim Broadway musical “Into the Woods” for Disney Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
The musical tells the story of a baker and his wife’s attempt to have a family, but throws several classic fairytale characters, including Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood, into the mix.
No cast is yet attached. Musical co-creator James Lapine is now at work on the script and Marshall expects to feature new songs by Sondheim.
Marshall is also pursuing a new version of “The Thin Man” at Warner Bros. with Johnny Depp attached to star.