Playbill Poll: Which Cast Member from the Original Into the Woods Should Appear in the Film? Readers Respond
11 Aug 2013
With casting almost complete for the starry film adaptation of Disney's "Into the Woods," featuring Oscar winner Meryl Streep, we wondered: Which cast member from the 1987 original Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical should make a cameo appearance on screen?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter asking which cast member from the original Broadway production should appear in the upcoming film adaptation and what role they can play.
As previously reported, Sophia Grace Brownlee has been confirmed to play Little Red Riding Hood. Also confirmed for "Into the Woods" are Streep as the Witch, Academy and Tony Award nominee Anna Kendrick ("The Last Five Years," "Pitch Perfect") as Cinderella, Tony Award winner James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors) as the Baker and Daniel Huttlestone ("Les Misérables") as Jack.
Other actors reported for the film include Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife, "Sweeney Todd" star Johnny Depp as the Wolf, MacKenzie Mauzy (Giant) as Rapunzel, Tony nominee Tammy Blanchard (Gypsy, How to Succeed) as Florinda, Lucy Punch ("Bad Teacher") as Lucinda, Tony nominee Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Chris Pine (The Atheist) as Cinderella's Prince, Tony Award winner Christine Baranski (Hurlyburly, The Real Thing, "Mamma Mia!") as Cinderella's Stepmother and Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother.
Here are some reader responses followed by our own commentary.
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