Friday, June 21, 2013

Young Les Miserables star joins Into The Woods

13 year old British actor Daniel Huttlestone, who starred as Gavroche in the Les Miserables movie, is set to play Jack in the new Rob Marshall-directed Disney musical feature Into The Woods, based upon Stephen Sondheim's classic musical, according to Deadline.

He will join an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick and James Corden in the film which is due to start shooting in London this September.

The film is about a baker and his wife who so desperately want children they strike a deal with a Witch. She promises to give them a child if they can bring her the cape of Little Red Riding Hood, the milky-white cow of Jack (of beanstalk fame), the slipper of Cinderella, and some of Rapunzel's golden hair. In order to do so, the baker must travel into the dark and mysterious woods and battle a Giant (again of beanstalk fame) who threatens to destroy the entire village...

Daniel (represented by CK Casting in the UK) from Hornchurch, Essex, played Nipper in the opening run of Oliver! in 2009, and went on to play Gavroche in the long-running West End production of Les Miserables before landing the same part in the musical feature film. He will next be seen as Shay, co-starring with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Liv Tyler in London Town, a coming-of-age story based around punk band The Clash.

Into the Woods has a scheduled release date of spring 2014.

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