Sophia Grace

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Listen up, if you love watching Sophia Grace Brownlee on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Because the adorable 8-year-old is coming to the big screen in a major movie role!

According to her uncle, Sophia Grace has been cast as Little Red Riding Hood in the Disney adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, a project which already credits Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp as castmembers.

Lucas Brownlee announced the casting new on Twitter, unable to contain his excitement for his soon-to-be movie star niece (the studio confirms her casting, but could not confirm her specific role).

"Its official, @PrincessSGB (sophia grace brownlee) has landed the part of little red riding hood in the disney movie in to the wood, alongside jonny depp, james corden, chris pine and meryl streep amongst others, out on boxing day 2014," he wrote before later adding, "let the cat out of the bag abit early on that one."

Sophia Grace and her younger cousin Rosie first shot to Internet fame after a video of the twosome singing Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" went viral. The duo has since been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show a number of times, although the role of Little Red Riding Hood will be Sophia's first shift into the movie biz.

The fairy-tale mashup film, which is based on the Tony-award winning musical written by James Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, follows a childless baker and his wife who have been cursed by a witch. As the couple embarks on a quest to lift the spell, they encounter a variety of storybook characters, including Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

Sophia Grace will join a star-studded cast which, thus far, includes Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Meryl Streep as The Witch, Jake Gyllenhaal as Cinderella's Prince, Chris Pine as Rapunzel's Prince and Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife.

Depp has previously expressed his excitement for the upcoming film,, although he admitted he's a bit nervous to show off his vocal chops.

"I'm so excited to play the Big Bad Wolf," Depp told E! News in June while promoting his flick The Lone Ranger. "That kind of thing is sort of a dream come true...The deal is, once again it's Sondheim," he explained (the twosome previously worked together in Sweeney Todd), "who's amazing, but when you're not a crack vocalist, it's quite complicated stuff that he writes."

Perhaps Sophia can give him some tips?!

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