Johnny Depp is in talks with DISNEY for a new movie, He is in talks to star in the studio’s big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods. The movie is set to be directed by Rob Marshall, who worked with Depp on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Meryl Streep is also in talks to join the film project as an evil witch.
The story centers on “a childless baker and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk’s Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, and other classic fairy tale characters.”
This will be a solid project for Disney. I’ve never seen a stage production of the musical, but I’ve heard the music. If Depp jumps on board, it will end up doing even better at the box office for them. Depp is one of the most marketable actors working right now. He has a huge fanbase, and the majority of people seem to enjoy watching him in the movies he makes.
This would be the second big-screen musical for Depp who did a decent job in Tim Burton‘s Sweeny Todd. David Krane (Chicago, Nine) is working on the music for the movie, and the author of the book, James Lapine wrote the script.