Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal: Princes in ‘Into the Woods’?
Did you know Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal could sing? Neither did we!
The duo are currently in discussions to join the musical movie version of Into the Woods according to THR. The Disney adaptation of the Broadway musical will be directed by Rob Marshall and will star Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep.
According to THR, deal-making hasn’t started yet but both directors have met and sang for Marshall. If all goes well, the two would be playing the two princes of the film – Cinderella’s Prince and Rapunzel’s Prince, brothers who are pompous and self-absorbed. It would mark the first on-screen singing roles for both.
Into the Woods is a darkly comic mash-up of classic fairy tales that revolves around a childless Baker (James Corden) and his wife, who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter a group of characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
Streep will play the Witch while Depp will play a hungry and sexy variation of a fairy tale wolf.
Do you think Chris & Jake would make good singing princes?