Rob Marshall to Direct INTO THE WOODS Adaptation

Marshall returning to his musical roots.

Director and longtime choreographer Rob Marshall (‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,’ ‘Nine,’ ‘Chicago’) is set to reteam with Disney for a film adaptation of 1980’s Broadway musical ‘Into the Woods,’ reports THR.

Featuring a Tony-winning book by James Lapine, and a Tony-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, ‘Into The Woods’ intertwines several classic fairytale characters, including Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood, with the story of a baker and his wife’s attempt to have a family.

THR adds that Lapine is currently working away on the adaptation, and that Marshall is hoping to feature new songs by Sondheim.

It is unclear if the project will be Marshall’s next, as the helmer is still working away on his planned adaptation of ‘The Thin Man’ which will reunite him with his ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ star Johnny Depp. The director is also in the running to take the helm of a fifth ‘Pirates’ film.