And Almost Starring

Episode 94 - Into the Woods

September 13, 2022

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On this week’s show, we’re looking at everyone who almost starred in the film adaptation of Sondheim’s classic musical Into the Woods! How amazing is the cast for the early-90s version Rob Reiner was set to direct? Which Lord of the Rings actor was set to play a role? And why couldn’t we get Debbie Jellinsky as a murderous giantess? Also – Amy Jo tells the tale of the disastrous production of Into the Woods she was in featuring a live falcon and a show cow named Thriller!


Into the Woods stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, Christine Baranski, Lucy Punch, Tammy Blanchard, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, and Frances de la Tour; directed by Rob Marshall


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