ENTERTAINMENT
05/17/2013 10:05 am ET

Emily Blunt For 'Into The Woods': 'Devil Wears Prada' Star Will Play Baker's Wife In Musical

AP

Emily Blunt could be the latest big name headed into the woods for "Into The Woods," Rob Marshall's increasingly star-studded adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical.

Should her negotiations go smoothly, Blunt would join Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Tony winner James Corden and, perhaps, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine in the film. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Gyllenhaal and Pine were circling roles in the film. (Funny how development news and movie releases go together: Pine was attached to both "Into the Woods" and "Z for Zachariah" during the same week "Star Trek Into Darkness" hit theaters. It's almost like they planned this!)

Back to Blunt, however, who has no such film releases to worry about this week: Per Variety, which broke the news of her involvement, Blunt would play the Baker's Wife in the film. It's a lead role, as "Into The Woods" focuses on the Baker and the Baker's Wife, a couple that heads into the woods in search of the witch (called Witch and to be played by Streep) who put a curse on them. Those wondering if Blunt has the pipes for the role should consider this video of the 30-year-old singing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" at karaoke with "Mad Men" star Alison Brie. The video was shot during production of "The Five-Year Engagement," where Blunt and Brie played sisters.

For more on Blunt's "Into The Woods" role, head over to Variety. Watch the karaoke video below and fall in love.

[via Variety]

PHOTO GALLERIES
Celebrity News & Photos

Subscribe to the Entertainment email.
Home to your favorite fan theories and the best movie recs.

CONVERSATIONS