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Jake Gyllenhaal Drops Into the Woods; Five Actors We’d Love to See Take Over as Prince Charming

Jake Gyllenhaal Drops Into the Woods; Five Actors We’d Love to See Take Over as Prince Charming
Aaron Tveit, Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, Jeremy Jordan & Santino Fontana picks five stars worthy of a starring role in 'Into the Woods.'

Oh, the agony! Off-Broadway vet and Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal has dropped out of the forthcoming movie musical Into the Woods due to scheduling conflicts, according to Gyllenhaal was in talks to appear alongside Chris Pine as one of the film’s two princes (conflicting sources state whether he would play Cinderella’s Prince or Rapunzel’s Prince). Either way, Disney and director Rob Marshall are looking for Prince Charming, and we’ve come up with five actors who are worthy of the crown—with video clips to prove it.

1. Aaron Tveit
A no-brainer: The Les Miserables and Graceland actor is a bona fide screen star, and he has the Broadway chops to tackle this intense Sondheim score. It also helps that he looks like a fairytale prince in real life. See for yourself.

2. Ryan Gosling
If Disney wants to replace one Oscar nominee with another, look no further than Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling. Not only is he a dreamy and acclaimed actor, he also sings in a band called Dead Man’s Bones. What can’t this guy do?

3. Matt Bomer
Arguably one of the best looking men in show business, Matt Bomer is destined to play royalty at some point. And after seeing him on Glee and the Kennedy Center Honors (not to mention Magic Mike), we nominate him for the Into the Woods throne.

4. Jeremy Jordan
The Last Five Years hasn’t even come out yet, and we’re already hungry for a Jeremy Jordan/Anna Kendrick reunion. With Kendrick rumored to play Cinderella, why not tap Jordan to play the Prince? Watch him breeze through a Sondheim classic below.

5. Santino Fontana
Fontana earned a Tony nomination playing Cinderella’s prince on Broadway, made his Broadway debut in Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and is voicing a Prince in Disney’s animated flick Frozen. Isn't he an obvious choice?

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