The adaptation of the stage musical Into the Woods is happening, and the latest addition to the cast seems to be young actor Daniel Huttlestone, whom incarnated the brave and feisty Gavroche in Les Misérables (2012).
Huttlestone will play the role of Jack, from the tale of Jack and the beanstalk, a role originated by Ben Wright in 1987. The choice has surprised some, since the character has been frequently played by older actors and Huttlestone is only thirteen, but given his heartwarming performance as Gavroche it seems like he could definitely pull it off.
The teen will be joining an all-stars cast, including Meryl Streep as the Witch, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, James Corden as the Baker, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, and Chris Pine and Jack Gyllenhaal as the Princes. The film will be directed by the musical genre enthusiast Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine), based on the book and screenplay by James Lapine.
Are you excited?