Anna Kendrick In Talks To Join Into The Woods

Anna Kendrick is in talks for a coveted role.

According to Variety, the “Pitch Perfect” star, 27, is being considered to play Cinderella in Disney’s upcoming musical, “Into the Woods.”

The actress Tweeted about the casting report late Friday, when “Looper” writer Rian Johnson Tweeted Anna the link to the story with the comment, “Congrats! :-) Don’t f**k it up! :-)) Or I’ll murder you! ;-) Literally! :-|”

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Anna – known for her humorous, witty Tweets – replied, “If I f**k it up I’ll do the job for you! :-) I’ll meet you at the Golden Gate Bridge ;-) You bring some rope! haha :-|”

If the actress (who has already proven her musical ability in “Pitch Perfect” and the resulting solo hit, “Cups”) does sign on for the film, she’ll join an impressive cast.

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Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt have inked deals to star in the film, a big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 Broadway hit, while Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal and more are reportedly in various stages of negotiations to sign on.

“Into the Woods” is slated for release on Christmas Day, 2014, and will be directed by Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Nine”).

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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