Saturday, June 22, 2013

Kendrick, Huttlestone up for "Into the Woods"

Before I start freaking out about Anna Kendrick possibly being in this film, I must first and foremost wish a very happy birthday to the reason for the season.  Hope it's a great 64th, Meryl.  So, Kendrick had been rumored as attached to Into the Woods since last fall's table reading, but until last night, we had no real information on her potential involvement.  Several sources are now reporting that she is indeed in talks to star in Stephen Sondheim's upcoming musical, alongside Meryl of course, as "Cinderella".  LOVE this.  Joe and I have probably watched Pitch Perfect about forty times.  Looks like I'll now have to finally watch Camp in its entirety as well.

The same article has also revealed that the young Daniel Huttlestone, who played "Garoche" in last year's Les Miserables, is also in talks to join the cast as "Jack."  This is a bit of a change from the original stage production, as Jack is typically played by a young adult.  Huttlestone, at 13, would provide a different dynamic to the film.  I didn't think his singing in Les Mis was anything to get excited about, but maybe he's better than I remember.  Regardless, just excited how nicely this cast is shaping up!

The Witch: Meryl Streep (confirmed)
The Wolf: Johnny Depp (confirmed)
The Baker: James Corden (confirmed)
Cinderella's/Rapunzel's Prince: Jake Gyllenhaal & Chris Pine (rumored)
The Baker's Wife:  Emily Blunt (confirmed)
The Stepmother: Christine Baranski (rumored)
Stepsister: Megan Hilty (rumored)
Jack's Mother: Tracey Ullman (rumored)
Jack: Daniel Huttlestone (rumored)
Cinderella: Anna Kendrick (rumored)


  1. Jeff

    Many pundits seem concerned with the delay in rekease
    Of August. Should we expect a festival premier prod to release on 12/25/13? I think it would help its oscar cances.

    1. I think Xmas day is great for Oscar chances. It's where Harvey tends to place is big horse. There will be more buzz for the film through January and the start of the awards season.