There is some news buzzing on the possibility of Meryl's involvement in a production at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park this summer as The Witch in Steven Sondheim's Into the Woods. Sondheim evidently would not deny or confirm the rumor in an interview with a British newspaper in February, but it appears the Witch is the only remaining role to be officially cast. Certainly this is all currently gossip, but Meryl has been saying for some time in interviews how much she'd like to do more stage work. And, I didn't know that Rob Marshall was working to adapt a screen version of the musical. What better stepping stone into the eventual film role than for Meryl to wet her feet in the play this summer prior to the start of filming August: Osage County?!
Speaking of August (which I'm obsessed with), Julia Roberts said in an interview this past week that she "can't wait!" and that it's "a dream come true." One can only presume that she's referring to the chance of working with Meryl. Get this movie going!