Jake Exits ‘Into the Woods’ As ‘Nightcrawler’ Gets Greenlight
18 July, 2013 Author: Catagories: Into The Woods, News & Headlines, Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal’s indie movie “Nightcrawler” has just been greenlit, forcing the Oscar-nominated actor to drop out of Disney’s Cinderella musical “Into the Woods” as a result of the scheduling conflict, TheWrap has learned.

Gyllenhaal had been in negotiations to play Cinderella’s Prince opposite Anna Kendrick in Rob Marshall’s highly-anticipated musical.

The edgy thriller is gearing up for a five-week shoot in early October and while Gyllenhaal wanted to make the dates work with “Into the Woods,” it proved impossible.


Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal Circling ‘Into The Woods’
15 May, 2013 Author: Catagories: Into The Woods, News & Headlines

Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine are in discussions to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in Disney’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods.

Deal-making hasn’t quite begun but the two actors met and even sang for director Rob Marshall for their respective parts and are expected to receive offers to join the star-studded cast.

If deals close, Gyllenhaal and Pine would play their first on-screen singing roles.

Into the Woods is a comic mash-up of classic fairy tales that revolves around a childless baker and his wife, who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter a group of characters including Rapunzel, Cinderella & Little Red Riding Hood.