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Posted: 1/14/13 at 10:26pm
This might sound out of place but Lady Gaga would melt souls as the witch!! James Marsden could work as the baker and Kristen Chenoweth would be amazing as his wife, if she isn't too old for the part. Many people forget that the bakers wife has to have strong comedic skills as well. I would love for Lea Michelle to be cinderella, but Samantha Barks could work as well. Since this is a disney movie is very likely that they will cast disney channel stars as little red and jack, I guess China could work although I would prefer Isabelle Allen. The remaining roles should be filled with broadway stars.
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Posted: 1/14/13 at 11:12pm
I wouldn't be surprised if they got Sutton Foster to play The Baker's Wife.
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Posted: 1/14/13 at 11:32pm
I wouldn't be surprised if they got Sutton Foster to play The Baker's Wife.

I would be. I cannot imagine her at all in a Rob Marshall film production of INTO THE WOODS, and I doubt that Marshall would go for Foster. He didn't go for Chenoweth as Roxie or Mary Sunshine when given the chance in CHICAGO, instead he cast an A-list Oscar nominee and an Emmy winner (and somewhat recent SAG winner for ensemble) in the roles, respectively.
They need to announce casting now! Anna Kendrick has to be Cinderella.
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Into the Woods Movie Cast#54
Posted: 1/15/13 at 7:28am
I thought "Into The Woods" was due to begin filming in February? In an interview on Graham Norton's Radio 2 show back in December here in the UK, when promoting the Menier Chocolate Factory 's production of "Merrily We Roll Along", Graham asked Sondheim when "Into The Woods" would begin filming, and he said that (all being well), filming would begin in February. I thought this was a bit soon myself as (as far as we know), it hasn't even been cast yet. Can anyone shed any light on this? Has this now been put back?
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 8:27am
That sure sounds awfully soon to me. Would they have even started rehearsals yet? I guess the script is finished and just being fine tuned now. We still don't know who's really been cast or not. You'd think they would have made some announcements by now.
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Into the Woods Movie Cast#56
Posted: 1/15/13 at 8:29am
I could see Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) as Red Riding Hood, and I don't know if she can sing, but I think Melissa McCarthy would be very interesting as Jack's mother.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 8:41am
Sarah Hyland actually can sing, she was a musical theater chick before she booked Modern Family. She's doing a concert with Kerrigann & Lowdermilk soon, too... I think she'd make a great Little Red. I could definitely see Sutton Foster as the Baker's Wife, too.
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Into the Woods Movie Cast#58
Posted: 1/15/13 at 9:13am
Can Angela Lansbury play the Granny, please?
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 9:16am
Lansbury as the Granny? Maybe the great-Grandmother but certainly not the Grandmother.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 9:56am
Huh? With the right make up and light Lansbury could easily pass for a 60 years old and I see no problem whatsoever with her playing role.
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Into the Woods Movie Cast#61
Posted: 1/15/13 at 10:27am
Imelda Staunton would make a more believable Grandmother (plus Lansbury has already done that role in THE COMPANY OF WOLVES).
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 10:51am
What are you taking about? Are you implying that Angela Lansbury would not be believable in a tiny role of someone’s grandma? There is nothing she can’t do and this role is certainly won’t be outside her acting range. Plus it would be great to see her in Stephen Sondheim.
Nothing against Imelda Staunton, but she only 57 – 6 years younger than Meryl Streep, who is supposed to play The Witch.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 11:17am
Melissa McCarthy as Jack's mother? She's a bonafide star, she should be seen for the Baker's Wife, a role she'd absolutely nail.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 11:36am
The witch's age has nothing to do with Red's granny's age. The grannie of a 15ish-year-old would generally be between 50 and 60 years old. Angela is 88. She's not even great grandma. She's heading into great-great grandma territory. Not that I think too many film-goers will care or notice such things. But if you're going to use age as an argument against Staunton, she's really MUCH closer to appropriate than Angela is.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 11:44am
For Ref's granny to be 50, both Red and her parent(s) would have to have been born around age 16-17 or so. The grandparents of most 15 year-olds are somewhere around the 65-80 age bracket.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 11:58am
"The grandparents of most 15 year-olds are somewhere around the 65-80 age bracket."

Maybe in this day and time when it is quite common for parents to bear children in their 30s and even 40s.

But in the time of INTO THE WOODS (which I believe is timeless but let's say for the sake of argument 200 years ago when the Grimm Brothers were alive), it would be common to become parents at a very young age and a 50-year old Grandmother of a 15-year old would be the norm (if she even lived to be 50 in an era when average life expectancy for a female was 35-40 years).









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Posted: 1/15/13 at 12:09pm
Even in more recent times, when I was 15 both my grannies were in their early 50s, as were most of my friends'. I think the 40-year-old parent phenomena is too recent to have even resulted in 15-year-old grandchildren yet. The then 40-year-old woman would have had to given birth in 1958 to have a 15-year-old grandchild today. Possible, but not the norm by any means.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 12:38pm
If she can sing it, I would LOVE Melissa McCarthy as The Baker's Wife. Of course, in my own ideal world...

Jennifer Saunders as The With
Miranda Hart as The Baker's Wife
Dawn French as Jack's Mother
Sheridan Smith as Cinderella
Joanna Lumley as Cinderella's Stepmother
Catherine Tate as Nan as Little Red's Grandmother
Sarah Hadland as Little Red
Sally Phillips as Rapunzel
Matt Lucas and David Williams as the Stepsisters
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Into the Woods Movie Cast#69
Posted: 1/15/13 at 1:13pm
James Marsden needs to be Cinderella's Prince. Also the Melissa McCarthy as the Baker's wife would be great casting. Does anyone know if she can sing?
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Into the Woods Movie Cast#70
Posted: 1/15/13 at 1:40pm
I'll play.

Audra McDonald as the Witch
Kate Winslet as The Baker's Wife
Robert Downey Jr as The Baker
Allison Janney as Jack's Mother
Darren Criss as Jack
Mandy Moore as Cinderella
Neil Patrick Harris as Cinderella's Prince
Felicia Day as Rapunzel
Jennifer Coolidge as Cinderella's Step Mother
Anna Camp & Beth Behrs as the Stepsisters
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 1:46pm
James Marsden needs to be Cinderella's Prince.

It wouldn't be much fun watching him repeat his role from Enchanted.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 2:06pm
I am still stuck on the idea of Michelle Dockery as Cinderella.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 5:24pm
Darren Criss will be 26 years old next month. Unless Rob Marshall films in manimation, he is too old to play an adolescent boy who discovers his sexual awakening.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 5:29pm
Not to mention Criss is all surface, no subtlety, at least in GLEE where the writing might be terrible but plenty of actors have done a great job. Cast him as Cinderella's prince (and someone else as the Wolf).
I'd like to see Dockery tackle the Witch some day, I don't know that she possesses the quirkiness that someone like Anna Kendrick or Anna Camp could find in the role. She could always surprise though, I'm not familiar with her work outside of DOWNTON ABBEY.
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Posted: 1/15/13 at 5:29pm
Double post, sorry!
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
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