I literally bumped into Meryl Streep @ David Pecaut Square. We were both trying to avoid the crowds! Hahahaha #TIFF13
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Showed Meryl Streep to her seat tonight at the theatre. It was pure unadulterated awesome…
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A casting notice has gone out in anticipation of a reported on location UK shoot as part of director Rob Marshall’s big screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS, starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.
Scheduled for the end of this month, Disney is now casting people in the UK ages 16 through 90 with “easy access to Dover or Canterbury.”
Given the location and its proximity to landmark Dover Castle, it appears Cinderella’s castle as seen onscreen – and as portrayed by Anna Kendrick – may very well have a real-life historical background.
Additionally, as for the casting notice itself, producers are seeking “men who are between 5ft 6in and 6ft 2in tall and ladies of dress sizes ranging for six to 14”.
And, as for the payment? A minimum of £102 per day.
According to the announcement, “applicants must be available for filming in Dover on Wednesday, September 25, and Thursday, September 26.”
Also, casting will reportedly be completed “immediate[ly] to allow costume fittings”.
The confirmed complete cast for INTO THE WOODS is as follows: 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, now with Sophia Grace Brownlee as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack.