First Teaser for Disney’s Musical INTO THE WOODS
Disney has debuted the first trailer for director Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods, the new musical based on the Broadway show of the same name.
New footage of several characters debuts in this teaser including Cinderella herself played by Anna Kendrick, Cinderella’s Prince played by Chris Pine, The Witch played by Meryl Streep, James Corden as The Baker, and The Wolf’s hand portrayed by Johnny Depp as well as the rest of the cast: Emily Blunt, Tracey Ullman and Christine Baranski.
But, for now, without any vocal performances in the trailer (Composer Stephen Sondheim provides music and lyrics). Just like the last Sondheim film adaptation, Sweeney Todd. Still, it’s a nice preview.
Watch the new trailer below.
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of 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 acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs 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, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.