Meryl Streep is apparently in talks to star in a movie version of Broadway musical Into The Woods.

The Oscar-winning actress is tipped to play the witch in the upcoming film, according to

There are also rumours that James Corden might be set to star in the movie after he reportedly took on the role of the baker in a recent screenplay reading held by director Rob Marshall.

Other stars who took part in the reading included Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Patrick Wilson as her prince, and Nina Arianda as the baker's wife. Meryl was reportedly unable to attend the reading.

The cast of the movie has yet to be announced, but it's thought the actors taking part in the reading were potential cast members.

Into The Woods weaves together various fairytales into a new story, and follows a couple who have a curse put on them by a witch.