From Chicago to Les Misérables, Hollywood is no stranger to film adaptations of Broadway shows. It’s always a good sign, however, when a movie musical has the support of the folks involved with its original stage production. Such is the case with Rob Marshall’s upcoming Into the Woods film.
At Monday night’s Eight Annual Stella By Starlight Gala, original Into the Woods cast member Bernadette Peters shared her excitement about the movie with Hollywood.com. “I think so far from what I’ve heard about the casting, I think it’s really, really being cast well, with people that can really sing.”
The two-time Tony winner was one of many attendees at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s benefit gala honoring Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, as well as Star Trek‘s George Takei and Into the Woods songwriter Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim is rumored to be composing a new song for the film adaptation, whose cast so far includes Johnny Depp, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep (who will be playing Peters’ role as the Witch), Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and possibly Christine Baranski.
Into the Woods is still very much in the pre-production stage, but we’re counting down the days until we get to see Meryl Streep belt out “Last Midnight.”
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