With the plot of Into The Woods seeing the main characters meeting various fairytale characters, there’s plenty of room for director Rob Marshall to line up star turns. The likes of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Emily Blunt have already signed on, and now THR reports that Britain’s own Tracey Ullman has joined the throng.
Into The Woods follows a baker and his wife (Blunt) who try to break a curse placed upon them, which prevents them from having children, by confronting the witch (Streep) who caused their trouble in the first place. Along the way, they encounter fairy tale characters such as Rapunzel, Cinderella (Pine and Gyllenhaal will be the princes from those tales), Little Red Riding Hood (Depp is up to be the wolf), and many more.
Ullman will play the mother of Jack The Giant Killer, although her son is yet to be cast.
The movie is based on Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, with shooting due to kick off later this year.