Broadway Star Joins Johnny Depp in 'Into the Woods'

1:28 PM PST 05/10/2013 by Seth Abramovitch
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James Corden

UPDATE: Studio says no deal is in place with Tony-winner James Corden.

Disney's big-screen adaptation of the beloved Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods has found its Baker. 

[UPDATE: Sources say there is no deal in place for Corden to board the project.]

British actor James Corden -- who won a Tony last year for his work in Broadway's One Man, Two Guvnors -- has been cast in the lead role of the married bread maker who longs for a baby after a spell of barrenness is placed on his wife by the witch next door, a Disney casting notice confirms.

Corden joins Johnny Depp, who has officially signed on to play the story's lascivious Wolf, and Meryl Streep, who plays the self-serving -- if not quite wicked -- Witch.

Oscar-winner Rob Marshall, who previously directed Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, helms the adaptation, which begins filming in London in September.

 

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