According to a new post on Twitter, it appears as though the forthcoming feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has found its Little Red Riding Hood – none other than internet sensation Sophia Grace.
Lucas Brownlee, Sophia Grace (Brownlee)’s uncle, writes, “Its official,
@PrincessSGB (Sophia Grace brownlee) has landed the part of little red riding hood in the disney movie in to the wood,”
He also writes, “Alongside jonny depp, james corden, chris pine and meryl streep amongst others, out on boxing day 2014,”
Check out Lucas Brownlee’s original Tweet here.
Grace now joins an impossibly impressive array of talent in the film from CHICAGO director Rob Marshall, all officially confirmed in this very column on BroadwayWorld last month – among them, Meryl Streep andJohnny Depp and many more.
Of note, no official confirmation has yet been given as to what actor will essay the role of Jack, though young LES MISERABLES lead Daniel Huttlestone is rumored as the front-runner.
Leading INTO THE WOODS will be acclaimed stage and screen superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife, Johnny Depp as The Wolf,Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda,Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother and Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother.
INTO THE WOODS is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by original bookwriter James Lapine and is set to premiere in December 2014.
Sondheim’s score for INTO THE WOODS features such cherished gems as “Children Will Listen”, “No One Is Alone” and many more. Sondheim and I discussed the previous attempts at a feature film adaptation of INTO THE WOODS in both of our InDepth InterViews, as well as the themes and specific songs of the musical itself.
A portion of our second InDepth InterView pertaining to INTO THE WOODS follows:
“PC: So many songs in this book seem to deal with the idea of family and parents – “Children Will Listen” from INTO THE WOODS being the foremost example.
SS: That’s the whole idea – that’s the whole show; fairy tales are about the relationship between parents and children. If you look at all the fairy tales, they are all about that – Cinderella; Jack and the Beanstalk; they are all about it – because that’s the way fairy tales were told. You know, they weren’t written down – they were told from generation to generation and, usually, matriarchal. So, often, it’s from the woman’s point of view – because in many of the fairy tales, if not most of them, the fathers are missing and the mothers are left. So, that all has to do with the tradition of fairy tales. The Grimm Brothers just collected a lot of them – as all the other fairy tale collectors did – but, they were all from an oral tradition. So, that’s what accounts for the fact that most of them deal with parents and children.”
Check out the world premiere exclusive INTO THE WOODS film confirmed casting article here.
Full article – BroadwayWorld