Rob Marshall's upcoming big screen adaptation of Into the Woods may have its Witch. Broadway World is reporting that Meryl Streep is in talks to star and, what's more, they have a list of actors who were involved in a recent screenplay reading, all of whom are potential candidates for the feature film.
Their list includes Nina Arianda as The Baker's Wife, Christine Baranski as the Stepmother, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Victoria Clark as Cinderella's Mother/Giant, James Corden as the Baker, David Garrison as the Narrator, Ivan Hernandez as the Wolf, Megan Hilty as Lucinda, Cheyenne Jackson as Rapunzel's Prince, Allison Janney as Jack's Mother, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Michael McGrath as the Steward/Baker's Father, Donna Murphy as the Witch, Laura Osnes as Rapunzel, Taylor Trensch as Jack, Casey Whyland as Little Red Riding Hood and Patrick Wilson as Cinderella's Prince.
Into the Woods weaves together the story of several of the most beloved fairytales into the original story of a Baker and his wife who try to reverse a curse on their family in order to have a child, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests and their desire for “happily ever after.” With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book and direction by James Lapine, "Into the Woods" earned 10 nominations at the 1988 Tony Awards, winning three including best score and best book of a musical. The 2002 Broadway revival won a Tony for best revival of a musical.