Director Rob Marshall has signed on to adapt Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's hit musical Into The Woods for the big screen.
The filmmaker, who famously brought musicals Chicago and Nine to cinemas, will team up with Sondheim and Lapine for the project. Lapine is working on the script and Sondheim is composing new songs for the film version, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Confirming the news, Marshall tells the publication, "He’s (Sondheim) a genius when it comes to his score, but what’s so extraordinary is, he really understands all the elements of theatre - the choreography, the book and the production design - and has an amazing sense of the whole."