Sophia Grace Brownlee, the pint-sized singer and rapper who rose to fame on YouTube, has finally achieved one of her dreams: starring in a Disney movie.
The 10-year old, who has been featured several times on "Ellen", will be starring as Little Red Riding Hood in the Disney adaptation of "Into The Woods", a hit Broadway musical. The live-action film also stars Meryl Streep stars as the Witch, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother and Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince and is due out in December of next year.
Those who are familiar with the Broadway show are a little confused by the casting choice, however, since Red is "seduced" by the Wolf by the end. Still others are disappointed in the casting choice and have taken to Twitter to vent about it.
Extremely distressing news about the INTO THE WOODS film. http://t.co/j1GbNcbf46
— Robert Cole (@walstonecounty) August 8, 2013
I'm still mad about this Little Red Riding Hood casting. Like, watch these two videos: http://t.co/kN2bwmvix5
— Justin McElroy (@JustinMcElroy) August 8, 2013
— Grace Ellis (@gracecellis) August 8, 2013
— DeeJay Legere (@djlegere) August 7, 2013
Please just NO! Will Internet Sensation Sophia Grace Brownlee Play Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods? http://t.co/VtgaOnXbV9
— Eat..Sleep..Theatre✨ (@ILiveForTheatre) August 7, 2013
First Honey boo boo ruins TV, now Sophia Grace Brownlee for little red in the Disney screen adaption of "Into The Woods"<<<<< #SorryNotSorry
— Kealani Hughes (@KealaniH) August 8, 2013