How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 
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Ray Christian/JPI Studios

Although it had been rumored, Deadline Hollywood has confirmed that Mackenzie Mauzy (ex-Phoebe Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful”; ex-Lizzie Spaulding, “Guiding Light”) has joined the cast of Disney’s “Into the Woods” playing Rapunzel opposite Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey Hughes, “As The World Turns”), who will play her prince, in the studios Rob Marshall directed film. “Woods” is an adaptation of the 1987 Broadway musical and will be produced by Marc Platt.

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Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

With movie star Jake Gyllenhaal unavailable due to a scheduling conflict, Disney is in the process of signing Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey Hughes, “As The World Turns“) to take over the role as Rapunzel’s prince in the studios Rob Marshall directed “Into the Woods,” reports Deadline Hollywood. The film is an adaptation of the 1987 Broadway musical and will be produced by Marc Platt.

Also starring in the film are Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, James Corden and Emily Blunt.

Magnussen was recently nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his performance as Spike in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

“Into the Woods” is scheduled for release Christmas Day 2014.



Brigitte Lacombe for The New Yorker

Brigitte Lacombe for The New Yorker

While Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey Hughes, “As The World Turns”) did not win Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his performance as Spike in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” the play itself did win in the category of Best Play. Written by Christopher Durang, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” tells the story of Vanya (David Hyde Piece, “Frasier”) and Sonia (Kristine Nielsen,”Political Animals”) and Masha (Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”) and Spike (Magnussen), who together turn a generally quiet household into a standing circus full of intrigue and super fun.

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Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

Daytime fans might remember Billy Magnussen as “As the World Turns’” Casey Hughes, a role he played from 2008-2010. But the Broadway world has taken notice of the young actor for his work in front of live audiences, and his recent stint as the empty-headed yet handsome boy-toy Spike in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” has even earned him a Tony nomination! But will the former soap stud be able to nab the role? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

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