The film will weave multiple fairy-tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel. The story centers on a evil witch that curses the main character Baker and his wife. The two have to try and reverse the curse, which prevents them from bearing children.
Warner Bros and Disney recently hosted a screenplay reading for the film, which included Nina Arianda as The Baker's Wife, Christine Baranski as the Stepmother, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Victoria Clark as Cinderella's Mother/Giant, James Corden as the Baker, David Garrison as the Narrator, Ivan Hernandez as the Wolf, Megan Hilty as Lucinda, Cheyenne Jackson as Rapunzel's Prince, Allison Janney as Jack's Mother, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Michael McGrath as the Steward/Baker's Father, Donna Murphy as the Witch, Laura Osnes as Rapunzel, Taylor Trensch as Jack, Casey Whyland as Little Red Riding Hood and Patrick Wilson as Cinderella's Prince.
Author James Lapine wrote the original book and will be re-writing the screenplay with Stephen Sondheim adding songs as they go along.