Johnny Depp starring in the new Disney Musical “Into the Woods”

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Is our beloved Johnny Depp starring in a Musical? From what we’ve heard, it’s almost a done deal! Here at TMSM, we are huge Captain Jack Sparrow fans as you know, so we were excited to hear that Disney is featuring Johnny Depp in an upcoming project. The Broadway Musical, “Into the Woods,” is being made into a feature film, and Mr. Depp is in talks to play the lead role. This would be the first singing role for him since he made Tim Burton’s, “Sweeney Todd” a few years back.

Into the Woods is a darkly comic remix of classic fairy tales that revolves around a childless Baker 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. Meryl Streep is in negotiations to play the part of the Witch.

In production of this new film, Johnny Depp will be working with Rob Marshall, who directed Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Also, the same musical producer/composer that worked on Sweeney Todd will be working on “Into the Woods” as well. It’s great to see Disney keeping Johnny Depp on their roster for upcoming films! We will bring you more updates on this unfolding story when they’re available.

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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