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my "into the woods" movie dream cast!!#1
Posted: 6/10/08 at 3:51pm
My “Into the Woods” Movie Dream Cast:
Location: Central Park

Witch - Cher
Narrator – Jason Bateman
Cinderella – Ann Hathaway
Baker – Steve Carell (he can sing)
Baker's Wife – Toni Collette
Jack – Tony Hale (Buster Bluth)
Jack's Mother – Liza Minnelli
Little Red Riding Hood – Ana Ferris
Cinderella's Stepmother Joy – Elizabeth Perkins
Cinderella's Mother – Meryl Streep
Mysterious Man – Jason Bateman
Wolf – Robin Williams or Robbie Williams
Rapunzel's Prince – Daniel Craig
Grandmother – Meryl Streep
Cinderella's Prince – James Marsden
Giant- Meryl Streep
Rapunzel – Barbra Streisand (on her good side with a scream double)
Snow White – Mary Louise Parker
Sleeping Beauty - Giselle
Milky White – Oprah Winfrey
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so - would you rather see robbie or robin?
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Oprah as a cow?
Shouldn't be too much of a stretch.

re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!

Ba-ZING!
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This is a joke, right?
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Witch - Catherine Zeta-Jones
Narrator – Jack Nicholson
Cinderella – Ann Hathaway
Baker – Paul Giamatti
Baker's Wife – Cate Blanchett
Jack – Zac Efron
Jack's Mother – Bette Midler
Little Red Riding Hood – Abigail Breslin
Cinderella's Stepmother Glenn Glose
Stepsisters - Gwynneth Paltrow & Mira Sorvino
Cinderella's Mother (Ghost) – Toni Collette
Mysterious Man – Jack Nicholson
Wolf – Hugh Jackman
Red Riding Hood's Grandmother – Toni Collette
Cinderella's Prince – Jake Gyllenhaal
Rapunzel's Prince – Christian Bale
Giant- Kathy Bates
Rapunzel – Scarlett Johannson
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Christian Bale...

I like where you're going with this re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!
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Witch - Catherine Zeta-Jones
Narrator – Hugh Laurie
Cinderella – Anne Hathaway
Baker – Eric McCormack
Baker's Wife – Laura Linney
Jack – Mark Indelicato
Jack's Mother – Imelda Staunton
Little Red Riding Hood – Ellen Page
Cinderella's Stepmother - Glenn Close
Stepsisters - Becki Newton & Blake Lively
Mysterious Man – Hugh Laurie
Wolf – Hugh Jackman
Cinderella's Prince – Jake Gyllenhaal
Rapunzel's Prince – James Marsden
Rapunzel – Jayne Wisener
That's the sorrowful precis. It's very messy.
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I love Besty's cast, except I would use Toni Collette as the Baker's Wife instead of Cate Blanchett (though VonTussle's girl idea of Laura Linney is superb as well).
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#10
Posted: 6/10/08 at 6:15pm
I don't know if Scarlett has the voice for Rapunzel...
Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#11
Posted: 6/10/08 at 6:16pm
The OP borrowed some casting choices from the reading in 1994 of a possible film version (it's on Wikipedia).
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#12
Posted: 6/10/08 at 6:24pm
i like what you guys are saying BUT i agree with sporkgoddess, does scarlett have the voice for rapunzel?! her "ahh ahh ahhh" is pretty crucial to the show. also i would not have Anne Hathaway as Cinderella, i think Cinderella should be played by someone who is more of an ingenue, Anne can be kind of sarcastic and annoying (to me)
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#13
Posted: 6/10/08 at 6:39pm
Best12 that is one GREAT cast!!!

Still I have to ditto everything ray-andallthatjazz86 said, and add Sally Struther's a Jack's Mother

(well..it is MY dream cast.. *wink* *wink*)

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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#14
Posted: 6/10/08 at 6:41pm
seriously, this is a joke right?

Jason Bateman as the Mysterious OLD Man?
Tony Hale and Liza?
What's with the Arrested Development thing? I like the show but what does it have to do with an ITW movie?
Why didn't you cast Ron Howard as the Narrator for that matter?

And Merly Streep is sposed to take on three roles of somewhat miniscule size?

And as for Babs and Oprah...well I just don't even know what to say there.


This is a joke, obviously.
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#15
Posted: 6/10/08 at 6:44pm
I always thought Laura Linney would make a great Bakers' Wife, but I have no idea if she is vocally up to the role. Catherine Zeta-Jones would make a great witch, but I disagree with Anne Hathaway as Cinderella.
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#16
Posted: 6/10/08 at 7:53pm
What about Meryl Streep as the Baker's Wife
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#17
Posted: 6/10/08 at 7:57pm
Meryl Streep is almost 60. At the beginning of the show the Baker and his wife are wondering why they can't have kids...well, at 60, Meryl needs no curse from the Witch to keep her from getting pregnant.
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#18
Posted: 6/10/08 at 8:11pm
The Witch- the more and more I think about it, the more Catherine

Zeta Jones sounds ideal

The Baker- Raul Esparza

Baker's Wife- wither Kate Winslet or Toni Collette

Cinderella- I'm liking the Anne Hathaway idea. Not sure if her voice is as strog as it should be, but she could work it.

Cinderella's Prince/Wolf- James Marsden

Cinderella's Stepmother- Joan Allen (i have no idea if she can sing or not) or Miranda Richardson

Lucinda and Florinda- Lacey Chabert, and Kristen Bell OR Kristen Bell and Brittany Snow

Jack- If Freddie Highmore could sing, that would be amazing. If not...then I really don't know

Jack's Mother- Imelda Staunton

Rapunzel- Amy Adams

Rapunzel's Prince- Ewan Mcgregor

Cinderella's Mother- Angela Lansbury...she may be too old though...i just think it'd be precious

Little Red Riding Hood- um...some young new comer

Narrator/Mysterious Man- VonTusselGirl took the words right outta my mouth!


Director?? Maybe, possibly Sam Mendes? (will i get killed for saying that...? i thnk he'd be great)

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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#19
Posted: 6/10/08 at 8:14pm
LIZA AND CHER IN THE SAME F*CKING MOVIE?

I THINK EVERY GAY MAN WOULD HAVE FRONT ROW SEATS TO OPENING NIGHT!

what's with all of the "Into The Woods" movie musical talk recently? I highly highly doubt it will ever happen. ever.
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#20
Posted: 6/10/08 at 8:21pm
They could easily make Meryl look at least 40, but I can understand why Meryl wouldn't be suitable for the Baker's Wife. I guess you are right Ray-andallthatjazz. Let me rephrase... Meryl Streep circa 1985 would be ideal for the Baker's Wife.


Whoever mentioned Laura Linney for the Baker's Wife... what a great idea!

I think the suggestion of Cher as the Witch is hilarious!
Updated On: 6/10/08 at 08:21 PM
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#21
Posted: 6/10/08 at 8:27pm
no to meryl streep as bakers wife

as much as i kind of want this to happen, i feel like i would be extremely disappointed in the outcome. how many of our favorite musicals have been turned into movies and ruined? too many
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#22
Posted: 6/10/08 at 8:36pm
Zoox, I love Meryl, and she would have made a wonderful Baker's Wife back in the days. She is perfect for the Witch though. She would be scary, campy, elegant, and heart-breaking (during "Stay With Me" and "Lament").
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#23
Posted: 6/10/08 at 8:39pm
I think with the right director this movie could be really good, but there are so many ways they could take the style of the overall film. It could be brilliant or fall completely on its face depending on the style they choose.

But in all honesty I don't see this happening... especially after the grosses Sweeney Todd got.


ray - I totally agree about Meryl as the Witch!
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re: my 'into the woods' movie dream cast!!#24
Posted: 6/10/08 at 9:58pm
this is not happening.