Emily Blunt May Enter Musical Territory with Disney's 'Into the Woods'
With Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine recently entering talks to play two cocky princes in Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, a couple more female cast members are entering the mix now. "The Good Wife" star Christine Baranski and Emily Blunt are both in talks for roles in the story which follows a childless baker (Johnny Depp) and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) who cast the spell keeping them from having children. Along the way, they meet characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and others. More below!
The Wrap reports Blunt would play Depp's wife in the film while Baranski is likely taking the role of Cinderella's wicked step-mother. When there was a script reading for the film last October, that's the role she stepped in for at the time. It won't be her first time working with director Rob Marshall since she had a supporting role as Mary Sunshine in Chicago. As for Blunt, this will be her first big screen musical (we can't really count The Muppets since she didn't really partake in any of the song and dance numbers), so this is new territory for the Looper actress. This is already a hell of a cast, but there's plenty roles left to be filled.