Anna Kendrick may be sliding on some glass slippers for director Rob Marshall. The actress is currently in talks to play Cinderella in Disney’s upcoming adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical fairy tale mashup Into The Woods.
Kendrick will be joining Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Tracy Ullman and Christine Baranski for the story of several fairy tale characters who lives intertwine and who may not all live as happily ever after as promised.
The original Broadway musical premiered in 1987 and managed to win several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), a respectable number considering that the awards that year were dominated by The Phantom of The Opera. It was revived on Broadway in 2002.
The fairy tale character is seeing an upswing in cinematic popularity recently. In addition to appearing in Into The Woods, she will also be the subject of her own “Solo film” retelling the classic story in 2014 from Disney with Lily James in the role.