Into the Woods wraps on first week of shooting; Odeya Rush joins cast of The Giver

Filming on the first week of shooting for Rob Marshall’s eagerly awaited stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp is now complete and the soundtrack is already nearing completion according to Tweets by cast-members shared this week.

James Corden, who stars as the Baker, wrote earlier today, “First week shooting Into The Woods done! Tired but loving it.

Earlier this month, Corden posted a shot from the recording studio of a microphone and sheet music, commenting, “This is my view. Into The Woods without delay!”

Check out the original Tweet and follow Corden on Twitter here.

Broadway favorite Tammy Blanchard, who plays one of Cinderella’s step-sisters in the film, Florinda, also commented on the recording process, taking to her Twitter account at the beginning of this month to write, “Sooo excited to record tomorrow. We start filming so soon! Loving every moment here in London. #ITW.”

Follow Tammy Blanchard on Twitter here.

Daniel Huttlestone, who plays Jack, commented on the recording process and posted a photo to his Facebook account, as BroadwayWorld originally reproted here, and also posted a new picture to his account yesterday with the caption, “First day of shooting today !! Aaaahhh ! So excited !”

Follow Daniel Huttlestone on Facebook here.

Additionally, ensemble cast member Michelle Grant took to her Twitter account to write, “Costume fitting @sheppertonstudios – ‘Into The Woods’ Movie #intothewoods” while posting a picture of the famous studio where the film is being shot.

Check out Michelle Grant’s original Tweet here.

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, with Sophia Grace Brownlee as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack.

View the photos of Corden, Huttlestone and more in the recording studio and onset of INTO THE WOODS below.

Filming Wraps On Week 1 Of INTO THE WOODS! Stars Tweet From Recording Studio & SetFilming Wraps On Week 1 Of INTO THE WOODS! Stars Tweet From Recording Studio & Set

Filming Wraps On Week 1 Of INTO THE WOODS! Stars Tweet From Recording Studio & Set


The Weinstein Co.’s lit adaptation The Giver has added 16-year-old Odeya Rush to its cast. The actress, seen in Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green, joins Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, and Brenton Thwaites in the dystopian tale adapted from Lois Lowry’s novel about Jonas (Thwaites), a young man who is chosen to receive memories of life before emotion was wiped from society. Israel-born Rush will play Fiona, the best friend and love interest to Jonas. She is repped by Gersh, Magnolia Entertainment and attorney Rick Genow.



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