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Ullman in talks for Streep, Depp's Into the Woods

1 of 1 Tracey Ullman is in talks for the new musical Into the Woods
Tracey Ullman is in talks for the new musical Into the Woods

Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine will star in a Disney film version of Broadway musical Into the Woods and Tracey Ullman is in talks to join them.

The Hollywood Reporter has said that the comedian may join the all-star cast as Jack the Giant Killer's mother in the film which will be directed by Chicago's Rob Marshall.

The story follows a baker and his wife (Emily Blunt) who confront a witch (Streep) who has cursed their family.

En route they come face-to-face with a number of fairytale characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf (Depp).

The film, which will co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, is due to start filming this autumn.

This would be Ullman's first film outing since the 2007 comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman in which she starred alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd. 

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