Anna Kendrick might tackle a singing role for Disney. The "Pitch Perfect" actress enters negotiations to be involved in the production of "Into the Woods", the feature adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway hit. Oscar-nominated Kendrick is expected to take on the role as lovely Cinderella.
The Hollywood Reporter provides details about how Cinderella is going to fit in the plot. In Rob Marshall's upcoming movie, Cinderella is married to a vain prince, played by "Star Trek Into Darkness" actor Chris Pine. The girl with the glass slipper is also described as a woman who tries to find her place in the world.
If Kendrick eventually agrees to come aboard, she will be added to the starry cast, which already has Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Corsden and Tracy Ullman. Besides Anna, Deadline learns that "Les Miserables" actor Daniel Huttlestone is also in talks to join the production.
"Into the Woods" will follow a baker (Corsden) and his wife (Blunt) as they embark on a journey into the woods to find a witch (Streep) who put a spell on them.
Marshall will direct the flick based on screenplay by James Lapine. John DeLuca is set to serve as producer.
Kendrick is currently shooting "The Last 5 Years", Richard LaGravenese's adaptation of Jason Robert Brown-written musical.