MANILA, Philippines – Johnny Depp is set to once again show off his singing and acting chops in Disney’s film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Into the Woods,” The Hollywood Reporter said.
“Into the Woods” is a dark yet comic mashup of classic fairy tales such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood. The story follows the journey of a childless Baker and his wife, both of whom head into the forest to look for the wicked witch, who cast a spell on them. They come across well-loved fairy tale characters along the way.
Depp, who played a vengeful “demon barber” in the screen version of Broadway musical “Sweeney Todd,” will play a sexy version of the wolf character in the new film. Highly acclaimed actress Meryl Streep will play the role of the vain witch.
Rob Marshall, director of the 4th “Pirates of the Caribbean” installment, where Depp played the rambunctious Captain Jack Sparrow, will be the musical’s director. Marshall also directed the screen versions of musicals “Chicago,” “Nine,” and “Annie.”
Depp’s latest Disney project is the western action film “Lone Ranger,” which will hit theaters in July.
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