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Rob Marshall Comments On 'Amazing' Chris Pine In INTO THE WOODS

January 3
6:02 PM 2014

Rob Marshall Comments On 'Amazing' Chris Pine In INTO THE WOODSModern movie musical master Rob Marshall reveals his enthusiasm and excitement for one of the stars of his forthcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview - Chris Pine.

Pine reportedly crooned the famous Frank Sinatra tune "Fly Me To The Moon" as part of his audition for a part as one of the princes in the big budget Disney movie musical - parts for which Hollywood heavyweights such as Jake Gyllenhaal also auditioned.

"I never expected him to have that talent," Marshall says of being initially taken aback at Pine's heretofore unheard singing abilities.

"His look belies his talent in a funny kind of way," Marshall relates of the actor's apparent matinee idol appearance.

"He could coast on those amazing looks, but he's so much more than that," Marshall says.

Eventually, Pine nabbed the role of Cinderella's Prince alongside Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, joining an impossibly starry cast that also includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, James Corden and Emily Blunt, with the film recently wrapped and set for release on Christmas Day, 2014.

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