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If I’m honest, I don’t always ‘get’ musicals and although I understand their place – I get easily distracted if they’re on. However, Into The Woods is definitely an exception and I’ve never been as excited to see something really impressive up on the big screen, despite initial reservations. What’s turned my doubt into positive thoughts is the whole cast and team putting Sondheim’s superb fantasy together.
It’s been confirmed there will changes from the stage version into the final film but these have been written by Sondheim himself. There’s a wonderful looking design going on and the cast all look like they fit the role, that includes perfect casting for Johnny Depp as the Wolf and James Corden as the Baker. Alongside those two, is a top A-List cast that includes Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Pine.
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- Dan Bullock
Into the Woods Video: Meryl Streep sings! She stars as a witch in the big-screen version of Into the Woods, an adaptation of the Broadway musical, and a new behind-the-scenes video includes snippets of her lovely singing voice, previously heard in 1990's Postcards from the Edge and 2008's Mama Mia. Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, James Corden and Johnny Depp also star; the movie heads to theaters on December 25. [Movies Coming Soon] Therese Raquin: Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut in Thérèse Raquin. The actress (above in Anna Karenina) is not a complete novice to stage acting; she previously starred in two West End productions in London. The play will open in October 2015. In the meantime, she stars...
- Peter Martin
Into the Woods Video: Meryl Streep sings! She stars as a witch in the big-screen version of Into the Woods, an adaptation of the Broadway musical. A new behind-the-scenes video includes snippets of her lovely singing voice, last heard in 2008's Mama Mia and 1990's Postcards from the Edge. Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp also star; the movie heads to theaters on December 25. Therese Raquin: Keira Knightley will make her Broadway...
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London — U.K.-based production and film financing company the Fyzz Facility is to open a Los Angeles office in the same month as it celebrates closing its 50th feature film investment.
The company, which is owned and managed by producers Wayne Marc Godfrey (“The Survivalist,” “Cake,” “Bus 657”) and Robert Jones (“The Usual Suspects,” “Babylon,” “Gosford Park”), has invested almost $40 million across 50 feature films since 2010.
The expansion to Los Angeles reflects its involvement in an increasing number of U.S. projects, and its desire to consolidate existing relationships and develop new partnerships on a global scale, it said.
Godfrey said: “Whilst we continue to support British films and help nurture British talent, an expansion to the U.S. has become a necessary next step for us, considering the importance Hollywood has on the global film business. Robert and I are excited to join the filmmaking community in L.A. »
- Leo Barraclough
The co-funders, which provide development, bridging, senior debt, tax credit and Gap funding, have invested in 50 films since 2010.
These features include London Fields, starring Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton; Toronto drama Cake starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick and Sam Worthington; comedy The Hooligan Factory from Nick Nevern and Jason Maza; and The Prince starring Bruce Willis and John Cusack.
Upcoming films backed by the company include The Survivalist from writer-director and former Screen Star of Tomorrow Stephen Fingleton, which made it onto the 2012 Black List; sci-fi-thriller Vice starring Bruce Willis; and Martin Scorsese’s historical thriller Silence, which will star Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield.
In late 2014, the company will produce psychological thriller »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
At the beginning of every year, people make their lists of their most anticipated films of the coming twelve months. This January, films like Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Boyhood, and, for some, Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped lists all around the Internet. What about mec Well, I am a musical guy. So, clearly, Into the Woods would be my number one... Rightc That is not the case. My highest anticipation was for something much smaller. Don't think Broadway. Think off-Broadway. My most anticipated film of the year was Richard Lagravenese's adaptation of The Last 5 Years. When I would tell people that, usually the first question I heard was, "What is thatc" Well, person who just asked me that, it is a show that helped solidify my love for the musical form. It is a brutally honest, passionate, smart, and sometimes funny look at a five year relationship, built »
- Mike Shutt
Ahead of its release this holiday season, Disney has started stepping up the promotion for director Rob Marshall’s (Chicago) musical fantasy Into the Woods. Yesterday we got a batch of new images from the film, and now we have the first featurette which you can watch below after the official synopsis…
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. »
- Gary Collinson
Et has exclusive and stunning new clips of the highly anticipated movie Into The Woods.
Et has exclusive and stunning new clips of the highly anticipated movie Into The Woods, featuring the all-star cast of stars including Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt.
Based on the Broadway musical, Into the Woods follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, when a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Blunt) want to begin a family despite their interaction with a witch (Streep), who put a curse on them.
News: Get Your First Look at Disney's Into the Woods
"His approach is very pure and he's out there to make something beautiful," said Depp. "He's the real thing."
The promotional materials for Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods have so far not so much hidden as obscured the idea that the new film, adapted from Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical actually contains music itself. The trailers have yet to include any of the songs, but a new featurette lets the cast show off their pipes at last.Riffing on the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Into The Woods is about a childless baker who attempts to lift a family curse by journeying woods-ward to confront Meryl Streep's harpy. Along the way they encounter classic characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk notoriety) and Red Riding Hood, played by newcomer Lilla Crawford.James Corden is the Baker, with Emily Blunt as his wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinders' handsome prince, a furry Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Annette Crosbie as Grandma, »
Chrissy Teigen quit Twitter yesterday after being bullied with death threats. [Us Weekly] Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey and his fiancé Seana Gorlick have sadly broke up. [Just Jared] Anna Kendrick is nothing short of glam in her new Kate Spade ads. [Perez Hilton] Voting has officially kicked off for Logo TV’s 2014 NewNowNext Awards on December 7th. What are you waiting for? Vote now! Logo NewNowNext Awards 2014 - Logo TV A Bewitched reboot is coming to NBC next year. [Us Weekly] Mama June has a new man, but why are people claiming he’s a child molester? [E!] If you missed Jessica Lange‘s Lana Del Rey cover on last night’s American Horror Story: Freak Show, you need to watch it now. An Archie Comics »
- Taylor Ferber
Into the Woods has been everywhere this week. It's on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, fantastical new pictures came out, and now there's a featurette with all the actors. In case you're still wondering why everyone cares about the musical adaptation so much, this footage will have you aboard the Into the Woods train faster than you can say "I wish." There are interviews with Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, and more, but the real highlight is getting to hear them sing. There's a bit of Anna Kendrick singing with other characters, but you have to hear Streep putting her spin on "Stay With Me." Just try not to fall in love too fast; the movie doesn't come out until Christmas Day! »
Disney's big-screen adaptation of “Into the Woods” is coming clearer into focus. In a new behind-the-scenes video posted by EW, all-star cast members of the Rob Marshall film show off their vocal chops for the first time, singing some of Stephen Sondheim's classic songs from the Tony-winning musical. See photos: Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine Go ‘Into the Woods’ in First Look at Rob Marshall's Musical Meryl Streep gets the biggest spotlight as the witch, with James Corden and Emily Blunt as the Baker and his wife, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine as Cinderella and her Prince, Broadway star Lilla Crawford as Little. »
- Linda Ge
There’s two months to go before the year is out, and we’ve still got a clutch of big titles scheduled for release within that timeframe. One of the most intriguing is definitely Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods. A live-action spin-off of Stephen Sondheim’s smash musical, it boasts a starry cast that includes some of Hollywood’s biggest hitters. With that in mind, Disney are gearing up the marketing machine for their holiday sing-a-long that’s guaranteed to win over the masses. Yesterday, we were finally given a proper look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf, and today we’ve got a new, full-length featurette.
Considering the flick is based on a musical, it’s difficult to sell that aspect to audiences in advance through posters and stills. Thanks to this latest behind the scenes video though, the dazzling visuals and sharp vocal talents of the cast are finally given a preview. »
- Gem Seddon
Marc Cherry is getting into more drama with ABC — this time with a musical twist. The “Desperate Housewives” creator is developing a modern-day retelling of “Phantom of the Opera” for the network. See photos: Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine Go ‘Into the Woods’ in First Look at Rob Marshall's Musical (Photos) The new take on the classic Gaston Leroux novel will be set in contemporary times amid the sexy and cut-throat world of the music business. The project is described as having musical elements, along the lines of ABC's “Nashville.” Also read: ‘Devious Maids’ Marc Cherry: ABC Passing on »
- Tim Kenneally
Into the Woods: Heading to theaters on December 25, Into the Woods is an ambitious stage-to-screen adaptation featuring a plethora of familiar storybook characters. New photos from the musical showcase Johnny Depp (as a wolf), Anna Kendrick (as Cinderella), Emily Blunt (as the Baker's Wife), and Meryl Streep (as a witch), all looking quite colorful. [EW.com] I.Q. 83: Charlie Kaufman, known for offbeat movies (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation), will next tackle a rewrite of I.Q. 83, based on a 1978 novel by Arthur Herzog. Steve Carell is set to star as the leader of a group of scientists who inadvertently unleash a virus that steadily lowers the intelligence of its victims. Kaufman is planning a satirical version of the straightforward novel...
- Peter Martin
Check out Into The Woods on four exclusive Entertainment Weekly Holiday Preview covers with the inside feature they call “An exclusive look at this winter’s most wickedly beautiful film” which includes interviews with the filmmakers and cast as well as photos.
EW.com debuts the featurette “A look inside Into The Woods” with additional interviews and new film footage.
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 »
- Melissa Thompson
Stephen Sondheim's sprawling Broadway fairytale "Into the Woods" gets the big-screen treatment this Christmas Day. Director Rob Marshall leaves the "Pirates of the Caribbean" to return to his musical "Nine" and "Chicago" roots, leading a top-drawer cast that includes Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp as various characters from Grimm stories. The musical was adapted by James Lapine, who co-wrote the original book to accompany Sondheim's music and lyrics. This new featurette from EW is basically a puff piece touting the efforts of Marshall, whose "Chicago" won Best Picture in 2003. But the video offers our first real sense of "Into the Woods" aside from the trailer--and includes plenty of singing from the witch (Streep) and Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), especially. (Toh! contributor Susan Wloszczyna breaks down the film's Oscar and box office prospects here.) »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The number of big movies left in the year yet to be seen is getting smaller and smaller, and one of the most intriguing on the way from Disney is "Into The Woods." Based on the smash hit musical and featuring an all-star cast and gnarly twist on classic fairy tales, the film has all the ingredients for a big holiday success. But can this ensemble hit the right notes? Well, a new featurette for the film is here, and it contains some of the first footage of the cast getting into the musical mood. Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep in particular are highlighted, and while thanks to "Pitch Perfect" and the upcoming "The Last Five Years" we know the former can belt out a number, the latter Oscar winning actress shows that she's been practicing as well. The promo also features a nice bit of footage, finding director Rob Marshall »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The cast and crew of Into the Woods take us behind-the-scenes of this musical fairy tale adventure in a new featurette, following the magazine covers and photos released yesterday.
Into the Woods follows The Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt), who must enter the mystical woods in order to reverse a curse placed on them by The Witch (Meryl Streep). It is there that they meet classic fairy tale characters such as The Wolf (Johnny Depp), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), her Prince (Chris Pine) and several other fairy tale characters.
This featurette offers new footage, while stars Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine discuss their characters, along with director Rob Marshall, writer James Lapine and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Learn more about the most anticipated musical event of the year with a new featurette for Into the Woods, in theaters December 25.
Into the Woods comes to theaters December 25th, »
Following yesterday's laughable reveal of Johnny Depp as The Wolf in Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, a new featurette has popped up that finally shows the melody side of the film that wasn't present in the first teaser trailer. The featurette lays out the story a little clearer as an ensemble of characters are all wishing for something, and Meryl Streep's elderly witch tells them to go into the woods to have their dreams come true. But of course, it's not that simple. Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, James Corden and more belt out a tune and we get to see Tracey Ullman in the film too. Watch! Here's the featurette for Rob Marshall's Into the Woods from YouTube: If you haven't yet, watch the teaser trailer for Disney's musical Into the Woods right here. Into the Woods is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine, »
- Ethan Anderton
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