Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:07:07 GMT

Streep to play witch in ''Into the Woods'' film adaptation

London, Feb 2 (PTI) Actress Meryl Streep has been confirmed to play the evil witch in the movie version of Steven Sondheim''s legendary musical ''Into the Woods''.

The veteran entered talks about the project last autumn but missed a reading get together with Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski, Cheyenne Jackson, Allison Janney and Patrick Wilson, leading many to believe she had pulled out of the movie.

But the show''s arranger David Krane has said he can''t wait to re-team with the Oscar winner after working her on ''Happy End'' in the 1970s, reported Daily Star.

"Disney is going to make the movie and I will do the arrangements. Meryl Streep will be the witch and it will be the first time I have worked with her since 1977," Krane said.

Nine and Chicago director Rob Marshall will take charge of the Stephen Sondheim project.

Reports suggest Baranski will play the Stepmother, James Corden the Baker, Kendrick Cinderella and Wilson Prince Charming.

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