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.
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