LES MISERABLES Star Daniel Huttlestone to PLAY 'Jack' in INTO THE WOODS Movie?
Deadline reports that young actor Daniel Huttlestone, who portrayed Gavroche in last year's Oscar-nominated blockbuster Les Miserables, is currently in talks to take on the role of 'Jack' in Rob Marshall's INTO THE WOODS. The actor would join previously announced cast members Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming Disney musical.
Huttlestone received a 2013 Young Artist Award nomination as Best Young Supporting Actor in a Feature Film for his role in Tom Hooper's picture.
He will next be seen co-starring with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Liv Tyler in 'London Town,' described as a "coming-of-age story'. Production is scheduled to get underway this summer for a Spring 2014 release.
Rob Marshall's film, based upon Stephen Sondheim's classic musical, will hit theaters nationwide on December 25, 2014. The film also recently gained director of photography Dion Beebe, who has previously worked with Marshall on the Oscar-winning Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago and Nine.
INTO THE WOODS is heading to London to begin shooting this September. James Lapine, the original book writer of INTO THE WOODS, is reworking the script for the screenplay, while Sondheim has also written new material for the film, including "Rainbows", a duet between the Baker and his Wife, as well as a new song for Streep as the Witch.
Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera.