Into the Woods, the Tony Award-winning fairytale musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, is set to start filming in London this September. It will be produced by Marc Platt, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca and Disney and directed by Academy Award-winning director of Chicago Rob Marshall.
Seasoned performer Meryl Streep has been cast, as the Witch, and early reports are that Sweeny Todd star Johnny Depp will also star in the film adaptation. The creative team behind the film is still casting for the roles of Jack and Little Red.
The films screenplay was written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Lapine and based on his own book from the 1988 musical, while composer-arranger David Krane, who penned the arrangements for Marshall's film adaptations of Chicago and Nine, is also working on arrangements for the Into the Woods film adaptation.
Into the Woods made it’s Broadway debut in 1987 at the Martin Beck Theatre starring Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Kim Crosby and Robert Westenberg. In 2002 a Broadway revival of the classic show played the Broadhurst Theatre.