Belfast Telegraph

Monday 20 October 2014

Gyllenhaal, Pine go Into The Woods?

Jake Gyllenhaal is in the frame for Into The Woods

Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine look set to star in the big screen adaptation of Broadway musical Into The Woods.

The Hollywood Reporter said the stars are currently in discussions about signing up for Disney's project, which would see them in their first singing roles.

Jake and Chris haven't clinched parts yet, but are apparently expected to receive offers after meeting and singing for director Rob Marshall.

Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp are already on board for the musical movie, which is a mash-up of different fairytales that follows a baker (James Corden) and his wife as they attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them.

Oscar-winner Meryl is set to play the part of the villainous witch and Johnny is playing a "sexy" variation of the big bad wolf.

It's thought Jake and Chris would play the musical's two princes.

Into The Woods' musical score was written by Stephen Sondheim, and the screenplay was penned by the 1986 musical's original creator James Lapine.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Libra:

You always feel inspired to give loved ones gifts, favours and praise. The prospect of planning a party for a special friend makes you excited. Your leadership skills are impressive and can be used to create the social event of the season. Enlist the aid of friends, relatives and neighbours to handle smaller jobs. Working as a team will be lots of fun. Even small children will want to get involved. Let the little ones make decorations, fold napkins and assemble gift bags.More