Rob Marshall has been working on a film version of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Woods, with Meryl Streep attached to star (although a final deal still hasn’t been reached). Now another big name is circling the project, as Johnny Depp is in talks to join Disney’s adaptation, according to Variety.
The project is based on Sondheim’s musical, with a book by James Lapine, which follows a baker and his wife who try to break a curse placed upon them, which prevents them from having children. Along the way, they encounter fairy tale characters such as Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and many more.
Rob Marshall is directing from a screenplay by Lapine. David Krane is working on the music for the adaptation, with John DeLuca producing. The current plan is to shoot in 2014, with Depp starring after he shoots Transcendence and Black Mass back-to-back.