Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has announced that Lilla Crawford, who created the title role in the current revival of Annie, will join the cast of Disney's movie adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. Crawford will play the role of Little Red Riding Hood. The film is set for release on December 25, 2014.
Crawford joins an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Meryl Streep as the Witch, Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife, Tony winner James Corden as the Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, Tony winner Christine Baranski as the Stepmother, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, and 2012 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Tony nominee Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince. Tony winner Frances de la Tour will voice the Giant.
Into the Woods is an imaginative retelling of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, including "Cinderella," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "Rapunzel." The show opened on Broadway November 5, 1987.