The Hollywood Reporter says that Tony-winning actress Donna Murphy, who played Doc Ock’s wife in Spider-Man 2, is joining Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in Disney’s 3D-animated Rapunzel.
Moore voices the title character, while Levi is the voice of the bandit who finds himself on the road with the rebellious, teenage hair apparent. The movie picks up with the princess, famous for her 70 feet of golden hair, after she’s been stolen from her parents’ castle as an infant and imprisoned. Now a teenager, Rapunzel escapes and goes on the run with a bandit as her captor pursues them.
Murphy will voice Mother Gothel, the witch who keeps Rapunzel prisoner in a tower that had no doors or stairs.
Byron Howard and Nathan Greno (Bolt) are directing the musical comedy, to feature music by Alan Menken.