INTO THE WOODS is an upcoming musical fantasy film helmed by Academy Award-nominated director Rob Marshall (Chicago), 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. It marks Disney’s first theatrical adaptation of a Broadway musical play.
The all-star ensemble cast includes Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, and Johnny Depp, along with Broadway’s Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Mackenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Richard Glover, Joanna Riding, and Annette Crosbie.
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 (Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (Corden & Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Streep) who has put a curse on them.
- via EW