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Lilla Crawford Replaces Sophia Grace in ‘Into the Woods’

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Lilla Crawford is replacing Sophia Grace Brownlee in Disney’s adaptation of the musical, “Into the Woods.” Brownlee rose to fame after a series of entertaining appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” alongside her cousin, Rosie McClelland.

It was announced earlier this summer by DeGeneres herself that Brownlee would have the starring role in the upcoming movie. However, production has begun on the film and it seems the YouTube star has been replaced by 12-year-old Lilla Crawford, who has starred in “Annie” on Broadway.

In a statement, Disney said Crawford will play “a smart and spunky girl who journeys into the woods, finding unexpected adventures along the way.” It remains unclear as to why Brownlee is no longer involved in the project.

“Into the Woods” will also star Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick. The movie is currently being filmed in England and is expected to be released on December 25, 2014.