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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