‘Into the Woods’ Is One Journey Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal Want to Take
Whether you’re a fan of musicals or not, ‘Into the Woods’ should intrigue you, based on the way it’s shaping up. The Rob Marshall film already has Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep on board (enough star wattage for two or three movies right there), but breaking news suggest the duo will be joined by an unlikely pair: Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal. What-WHAT?!
Neither Pine nor Gyllenhaal are known for their lovely singing voices. Regardless, Marshall is obviously keen to assemble a high-profile cast for this film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, about a baker and his wife’s journey into the woods to lift a curse that has kept them childless. According to THR, the two are in talks to play the two brotherly and self-absorbed princes — Pine going to Rapunzel and Gyllenhaal going to Cinderella.
We learned via ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘Mamma Mia’ that Depp and Streep can belt one out, so perhaps Pine and Gyllenhaal have been hiding the same talent? And if not, well, look at it this way: having Russell Crowe appear in ‘Les Miserables’ or Pierce Brosnan in ‘Mamma Mia’ didn’t stop those films from becoming worldwide blockbusters ($437 million and $609 million, respectively).
For right now, don’t type up a playbill just yet: the two stars are “in discussions” at this moment, nothing locked in. Though we can look forward to seeing Streep as the witch and Depp as the “sexier” fairy tale wolf. But would you be interested in hearing Pine and Gyllenhaal sing a few tunes? Comment below!