Earlier this year Meryl was rumored to be a possibility for a stage production of Into the Woods at the Delacorte Theater in New York this summer. Donna Murphy ended up in the role as The Witch instead of Meryl. Around the same time, I learned that Disney was planning on producing a film version of the 80's musical with Rob Marshall directing. Well, three days ago there was an article suggesting that Meryl is indeed attached to star in the film.
Usually when legit news comes out on possible film participation we find more than one article about it, so I'm taking this speculation pretty lightly. Of course I would be thrilled if she ended up being officially cast, but I imagine filming wouldn't start until at least 2013 anyway. We'll definitely be playing a waiting game on this one to get confirmation. I don't mind. We waited over a year to get confirmation of her participation in August: Osage County, and look how well that turned out!