Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Movie Version of “Into the Woods” Gets Its Baker: Tony Winner James Corden


Exclusive: James Corden, the 2012 Tony Award winner for “One Man, Two Guvnors,” is headed to a big role in a big movie. Corden will play The Baker in Rob Marshall’s screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” I’ve confirmed this. Meantime, Johnny Depp will play The Wolf. There’s still a big rumor going around that Meryl Streep will play The Witch. And who is up for The Baker’s Wife? I’m told that may go to the very funny Nina Arianda. I think Nina is swell. But Amy Adams was a knockout as The Baker’s Wife last summer in Shakespeare in the park in New York. I’d love to see her try it on film. More buzz on “Into the Woods” will be coming shortly…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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