Murphy Locks Up Role of Rapunzel’s Jailer

Actress Donna Murphy has signed to provide the voice to Mother Gothel, who imprisons the title character in Disney’s upcoming animated version of Rapunzel.

Murphy joins a cast that includes Mandy Moore as Rapunzel and Zachary Levi as the bandit who helps the long-haired princess escape, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Byron Howard and Nathan Greno of Bolt fame are directing the film.

Murphy has won Tony Awards for her roles in Passion and The King and I. She also has appeared in Spider-Man 2, Star Trek: Insurrection, The Nanny Diaries and the TV series Trust Me.