With a cast like this, and a studio like this, I had a pretty good feeling that Into the Woods was going to be something to see. Now that Disney Studios Australia has released the first trailer, I’m certain that it is.
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.
Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall.
Trailer: Into the Woods – DisneyAU
Into the Woods, starring Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, MacKenzie Mauzy, Chris Pine, Billy Magnussen, Lilla Crawford and Christine Baranski, is slated to hit theaters December 25th, 2014.