James Corden Calls Working With Meryl Streep on INTO THE WOODS 'Slightly Terrifying'

The Knutsford Guardian reveals that James Corden is gearing himself up to work with Meryl Streep in Rob Marshall's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical INTO THE WOODS -- with just a few reservations.

"We've started rehearsing, which is slightly terrifying," Corden said. "I've not met Johnny [Depp] yet. But most of my scenes are with Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt. It's thrilling, it's brilliant."

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Corden plays The Baker opposite Blunt as The Baker's Wife and Streep as The Witch. ?INTO THE WOODS is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by original bookwriter James Lapine and is set to premiere in December 2014.

The rest of the confirmed cast for INTO THE WOODS is as follows: Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother and Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, now with Sophia Grace Brownlee as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack.

The original 1987 production of INTO THE WOODS starred Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason and Chip Zien, winning multiple Tony Awards including Best Score, Best Book and Best Actress in a Musical. More recently, a Tony Award-winning 2002 Best Revival starred Vanessa Williams, Kerry O'Malley and Stephen DeRosa. Sondheim's score for INTO THE WOODS features such cherished gems as "Children Will Listen", "No One Is Alone" and many more.

Corden's past film credits include The Three Musketeers, Gulliver's Travels, Heroes and Villains, The History Boys, All or Nothing, and the TV series Gavin & Stacey, Horne & Corden, Teachers and Boyz Unlimited. In 2011, Corden starred in The National Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred to Broadway. The actor won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

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