In a press release, Walt Disney announced the development deal for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical â€œInto the Woods.â€
Rob Marshall and John DeLuca will produce the project under the LUCAMAR Productions banner. Marshall is set to direct the adaptation with writer James Lapine to pen the adapted screenplay.
â€œInto the Woodsâ€ is a Broadway musical featuring from Stephen Sondheimâ€™s original music. It features many of the beloved fairytale characters including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. The story is about a baker and his wife trying to reverse a curse while exploring the consequences of the charactersâ€™ wishes and quests and their desire for â€œhappily ever after.â€
â€œWe are thrilled to be collaborating with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine on this extraordinary and inspiring work,â€ said Marshall and DeLuca in a press release.
The press release also announced this project is under development with a new multi-year first-look producing deal between Disney and LUCAMAR.
LUCAMAR recently adapted the Broadway musical â€œNine,â€ which starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard. Marshall directed last yearâ€™s â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€ for Disney, which earned over $1 billion in theater global box office.
Here is a clip from a Tony Awards performance of â€œInto the Woodsâ€ in 2002:
Source: Walt Disney press release