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.
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.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “As The World Turns” bad boy Shawn Christian joins the cast of “Days of our Lives” as Salem University Hospital’s newest hot doctor.
Beginning Tuesday, March 4, Christian begins airing on the NBC soap as Dr. Daniel Jonas. The character is first introduced to Chelsea Brady (Rachel Melvin) by Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston). Dr. Jonas is said to be heavily involved in the upcoming Bo Brady storyline.
Christian made his television debut on CBS’s “As The World Turns” in 1994 as the original Mike Kasnoff. He has also appeared in such primetime series as “Pacific Palisades,” “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and more recently as Johnny Durant on The WB’s “Summerland.” The series aired for two seasons on the network and co-starred Lori Loughlin (“Full House”) and singer-actor Jesse McCartney (“All My Children”).
Shawn can next be seen on the big screen in “Starship Dave” with Eddie Murphy, “Small Town Saturday Night” with Chris Pine (“American Dreams”) and “Killer Moves,” which are all due out for release later this year.
According to Soap Opera Digest, Christian began taping on Monday, February 11.