Into the Woods Also Courting Emily Blunt

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 20: Emily Blunt attends the London Critics' Circle Film Awards at The Mayfair Hotel on January 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images) Photo: Stuart Wilson/2013 Getty Images

A couple days after the news that Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are considering Disney's Into the Woods, Emily Blunt is nearing a deal to join the adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's 1986 musical. Blunt would play the film's female lead, a baker's wife. Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep are set to star. There's no start date for production, but this cast is getting impressive enough to reasonably hope things will get rolling quickly.