It’s taken 16 months to get off the ground, but it’s looking as if Disney’s epic new fairytale musical Into The Woods is about to get two superstars to headline its cast. Deadline is reporting that Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp are about to sign onto the film which is being directed by Rob Marshall (Nine, Chicago). The film is based on Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 Broadway musical of the same name and the book written by James Lapine. Deadline writes: “The original musical with music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by James Lapine is about 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 classic fairy tale characters. Depp previously starred in the DreamWorks film version of Sondheim’s dark musical ‘Sweeney Todd’ which was also the last time he sang on camera. Streep in films had a nice turn warbling country Western in the final scenes of ‘Postcards From The Edge’ until the longtime ABBA fan became the singing and dancing queen of ‘Mamma Mia!’. For ‘Into The Woods’, Marshall frequent collaborators John DeLuca will produce while David Krane will arrange the music. Lapine penned the screenplay.” For more information on the film as it develops CLICK HERE.