A recent screenplay reading for Rob Marshall’s “Into the Woods”, a film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s hit Broadway musical, brought out a host of impressive talent according to Broadway World.
The story involves four wishes and the lengths to which fairytale characters will go to make them come true. Meryl Streep is reportedly in talks to play the Witch but wasn’t at said reading. Those who were there however include:
Nina Arianda as The Baker’s Wife; Christine Baranski as the Stepmother; Tammy Blanchard as Florinda; Victoria Clark as Cinderella’s Mother/Giant; and James Corden as the Baker.
Also David Garrison as the Narrator; Ivan Hernandez as the Wolf; Megan Hilty as Lucinda; Cheyenne Jackson as Rapunzel’s Prince; Allison Janney as Jack’s Mother; Anna Kendrick as Cinderella;
Finally there was Michael McGrath as the Steward/Baker’s Father; Donna Murphy as the Witch.Laura Osnes as Rapunzel; Taylor Trensch as Jack; Casey Whyland as Little Red Riding Hood; and Patrick Wilson as Cinderella’s Prince.
Original musical book writer James Lapine is reworking the script for the screenplay and Sondheim is expected to contribute some new songs.