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Billy Magnussen Replacing Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Into the Woods'?

Billy Magnussen Replacing Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Into the Woods'?

Billy Magnussen is reportedly in talks to replace Jake Gyllenhaal in the highly anticipated movie musical Into the Woods, according to Deadline.

The 28-year-old actor, who is best known for his work on Broadway and in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, would play the role of Rapunzel’s Prince.

Billy is currently starring in the hit play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, in which he is shirtless for much of the show (pictured here). He even received a Tony Award nomination for his work in the show.

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8 Responses to “Billy Magnussen Replacing Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Into the Woods'?”

  1. 1
    Alia Says:

    Considering in the movie script Rapunzel’s Prince has only ONE song to sing, “Agony” Part I, because Part II was cut out…..

    And his screen time is diminished cause Rapunzel’s end was cut out….

    Billy’s presence will be insignificant. He’s talented but the part in the movie version is too small, half of what it is in the play.

  2. 2
    Delilah Says:

    I kept reading that Jake was going to be Cinderella’s Prince Charming, but then they picked Anna Kendrick for Cinderella so I guess they switched him to Rapunzel’s Prince. Maybe they thought Jake & Anna would remind people of when they worked together before in the cop movie. Maybe it’s dumb, but that’s how it seems. Jake was Prince Charming, then Anna came along, and he was suddenly Rapunzel’s prince. Anyway, I am looking forward to it because I liked the play so much. I never heard of this guy though.

  3. 3
    leelee Says:

    I’m happy for his him and his abs.

  4. 4
    Sonja Says:

    @Delilah:

    First, there’s no Prince Charming in “Into the woods”. Only 2 princes and their names are: Cinderella’s Prince and Rapunzel’s Prince.

    How did you ‘like the play so much’ if you don’t know this?
    You don’t really know the play, do you?

  5. 5
    who Says:

    Billy who??

  6. 6
    k-mag Says:

    jake’s too busy banging that hot model

  7. 7
    Maryanne Says:

    @who:

    Billy who cares!! just look at that picture in his underwear… that’s all that matters

  8. 8
    Arie Says:

    He’s so hot! Plus, he’s sweet and SUPER talented! Billy has a waaaaay better personality than Jake. Great casting choice!

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