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Anna Kendrick's Cinderella Will Bring All the Boys to the Ball

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 21, 2013 | Comments ()


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I don't typically write about trade news on a Friday night, but this is Anna Kendrick, folks, and she's in negotiation to take a lead in a movie that already includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt, Tracy Ullman and Christine Baranski in various stages of negotiation.

The film is Into the Woods, a Disney adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical, described as "a darkly comic mashup of classic fairy tales that revolves around a childless baker and his wife (Blunt), who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter a group of characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood."

Kendrick would play Cinderella, who is married to a vain prince (Chris Pine) and trying to find her place in the world. She would also sing. Rob Marshall is attached to direct.

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(Source: THR)




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  • Captain_Tuttle

    I've seen the movie. It has Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, and a bunch of other fantastic Broadway veterans & Sondheim company members. In fact, I own the DVD. We'll see how these youngsters handle it.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I know Anna Kendricks is a Pajiba darling and I'll probably be drawn and quartered for this but... I don't get it. I could pass her on the street and not give her a second look and her acting hasn't impressed me. What's the big deal?

  • Kobie

    That photo ... that photo.

  • kilmo

    Bernadette Peters better be in this: AS the witch aka her original part. She hasn't aged a day.

    Also this musical needs actual singers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Sara_Tonin00

    BTW, talking about this with a friend, word on the street is Streep will be playing the witch.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    It needs more than just actual singers - it needs genuine musicians.

  • AnnaKendrick'sLoveMuffin

    Aren't we a little 'darkly comic mashup of classic fairy tales'd out at this point?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Eh, this one kind of kicked off the trend though. Broadway was ahead of the curve - this is from the 80s. Definitely made me rethink things as a teenager.

    None of the casting is making me do cartwheels though.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Not when there's Anna Kendrick involved.

  • Kayla

    Into the Woods is on Netflix Instant. Definitely worth a watch.

  • BWeaves

    OOOO, thanks. I just put it on my list.

  • It's a great play. I hope they do it justice. I'll go see it, and pray that Johnny Depp isn't playing a rehash of the character he's been doing for the past several years. It's tired.

  • Into the Woods is NOT a Disney play. It is Sondheim and you will treat it with the respect it deserves.

  • JenVegas

    A-Fucking-Men.

  • MarTeaNi

    I assume Johnny Depp will be playing some weird woodland inhabitant that requires he wear a lot of makeup and adopt some sort of strange accent or speech impediment.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Don't forget the requisite strange headwear. I anticipate he will wear a living tree this time around.

  • He's either going to be the Wolf or the Narrator judging by his track record. Godtopus help us all if he's the Baker.

  • Mitchell Hundred

    The Narrator, hopefully. Judging by his singing in Sweeney Todd, he doesn't have a deep enough voice to play a really convincing villain.

  • John G.

    God Damn, Anna Kendrick, God Damn!

  • lauwer

    My reaction exactly. Ugh..I can't form coherent sentences anymore...

  • stella

    Seriously. Shes so pretty... and awesome...

  • ,

    Amen.

  • Holy hell, that header picture is something else, where is that from?. You could have typed nothing but 'abba dabba' for four paragraphs after that or stuck in that fake Latin comic books used to use for filler and I still would have been willing to read through in case there were more.

  • If Anna Kendrick was Hester in The Scarlet Letter, in that outfit, it would have been 10 minutes long. And ended with the town saying "Oh, okay. We get it now. Totally worth it. Our bad." And a collective fist bump.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I don't know, but my life now has two periods to it; the period before I saw this picture and the period after it. Its a new life with Anna Kendrick and thigh highs and big beds and backlighting and if you'll excuse me, I'm about to slip on my robe, put on some Chris Isaacs, pour a Manhattan, and strike up a conversation with this photograph.

    (Slides onto bed, affects a deep voice, spills drink)
    Hey there, Anna. You know, loving me is DEFINITELY louder. You dig?

    ... Oh, the door is that way? Uh, yah, dont get up. I'll show myself out. (Takes quick pic with camera phone and runs out).

  • VohaulsRevenge

    I am now a fan of Anna Kendrick. Purely because of her unparalleled acting ability. Truly.

  • apsutter

    This sounds fun! Hope they don't screw it up.

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    It's a great play. I hope they do
    it justice. I'll go see it, and pray that Johnny Depp isn't playing a
    rehash of the character he's been doing for the past several years. It's
    tired.

  • You see that, Johnny? Even the spambots know your shtick is getting old.

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