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Anna Kendrick to Play Cinderella in Rob Marshall's 'Into the Woods'

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June 21, 2013
Source: THR

Anna Kendrick

She's all over the place! Another new project for talented young actress Anna Kendrick, who has already appeared in numerous headlines this week alone. She stars in Drinking Buddies and Rapturepalooza this summer, but has also just booked a major role as Cinderella in the Disney musical Into the Woods. The Broadway-to-movie adaptation is being directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine) who is developing the project for Disney and has been lining up the ensemble cast over the last few months. The cast already has big names like Johnny Depp, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep; Kendrick will be a worthy addition.

For those unfamiliar, Into the Woods was originally a Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine that mashes-up classic fairy tales and revolves around a baker and his wife, to be played by James Corden and Emily Blunt. They attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront The Witch, played by Meryl Streep, who put the spell on them. Along their journey they meet classic characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack and Little Red Riding Hood. In this version, Cinderella is married to a vain prince, being played by Chris Pine, and is described as "a woman trying to find her place in the world."

Anna Kendrick already made her mark in the musical genre starring in Pitch Perfect last year, which is already getting a sequel. She is also currently filming another musical, titled The Last 5 Years adapted from yet another Broadway musical as well. Kendrick also appeared in the Twilight series and received an Oscar nomination in 2010 for her supporting role in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air. It has been quite fascinating watching her career blossom over the last few years, and I'm sure this Disney role will only take her farther.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Very nice. She is stunningly beautiful and can sing very well.
  • OfficialJab
    eeeey ther qtp2t, wana go out sumtime??
  • lea
    Not a fan but, yes, she deserves to get more project with her talent than with Emma Watson & Kristen Stewart put together.
  • Dan Dassow
    This looks like it could be fun. Anna Kendrick was great in Up in the Air, a film that not only introduced me to her, but to First Showing . Net. I missed my opportunity to meet her when Reitman filmed in the St. Louis area.
  • Perry
    I'm excited for this, I think it has potential to be a good movie. I love Anna Kendrick and the rest of the cast is wonderful. I was checking this out on imdb and it has Jake Gyllenhaal as Cinderella's prince and Chris Pine as Rapunzel's prince. So, I was hoping someone could clarify what is the right casting.
  • Michael Garza-Allen
    I really like Anna Kendrick. Very pretty and a good actress. Way better than that other one dimensional Twilight actress...

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