Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt will team up once again with her The Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep for Disney’s upcoming film adaptation of Into the Woods, according to Vulture.com. Blunt will play the starring role of The Baker’s Wife (the part won its originator Joanna Gleason a Tony Award in 1988). No word yet if Tony winner James Corden will play her husband, The Baker.
"I can't believe I'm playing in two movies with Meryl where she's playing someone who's horrible to me," Blunt said. "I'm so excited."
As for the internet-haters trashing Blunt’s singing voice (based off a drunken karaoke), the star says, “I hope people will not give me a hard time about it when the film comes out. I'm not the greatest singer in the room by any means, but I'll have fun trying."
Emily, you have fun trying, and we’ll have fun listening. Directed by Rob Marshall, the movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1986 musical Into the Woods is rumored to begin filming in early 2014.
In addition to The Devil Wears Prada, Blunt has appeared in the films The Five-Year Engagement, Looper, Your Sister’s Sister, The Muppets, Gnomeo & Juliet, The Young Victoria, The Jane Austen Book Club, Dan in Real Life and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Her theatrical credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Family, Bliss and Vincent in Brixton.
A reimagining of classic fairy tales, Into the Woods tells the story of the Baker and his wife (Blunt), who make a deal with an evil witch (Streep) in order to conceive. Their journey into the woods brings the couple face-to-face with a bevy of fairy tale characters, including Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and his magical beans.