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First featurette for Disney’s Into the Woods

11 minutes ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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…

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.

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- Gary Collinson

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Go Behind the Scenes of 'Into The Woods'

12 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

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

Johnny Depp, who plays The Wolf, had nothing but good things to say about director Rob Marshall (Chicago).

"His approach is very pure and he's out there to make something beautiful," said Depp. "He's the real thing."

Anna Kendrick, who plays Cinderella, has big plans »

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Things Get Musical In An Into The Woods Featurette

14 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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, »

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Tech Support: 'Birdman,' 'Unbroken' and 'Interstellar' set the mood for Best Cinematography

17 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Commentators have noted that this year's Best Actor race is stacked with way more than five outstanding candidates. And they are right. But compared to Best Cinematography, Best Actor is positively paper thin. As usual, an embarrassment of riches is present in this category, which awards a film's director of photography (Dp). The cinematography branch is partial to gorgeous looking films, black-and-white films and war films. After years of resisting digital photography, the branch has also embraced 3D work this decade. Being a Best Picture nominee can also help immensely, but so can being a foreign-language film; the branch has an international eye like few others. In any particular year, most of the nominees tend to be returning contenders. Moreover, many first-time nominees (such as Philippe Le Sourde and Phedon Papamichael last year) tend to be veterans awaiting their first nomination. Having said that, there hasn't been a year with »

- Gerard Kennedy

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Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick Sing in New ‘Into the Woods’ Teaser (Video)

17 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Extended Featurette For Into The Woods Finally Includes Singing

17 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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Marc Cherry Developing ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Drama for ABC

17 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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 MaidsMarc Cherry: ABC Passing on »

- Tim Kenneally

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Get A First Look At Into The Woods

18 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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.

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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 »

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Watch: Peek 'Into the Woods' with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep

18 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

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

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Watch: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick And More Sing In Featurette For 'Into The Woods'

18 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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'Into the Woods' Preview with Johnny Depp as the Wolf

19 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

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Hear ‘Into the Woods’ Cast Sing in New Featurette

19 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) is a musical based on the stage work from Stephen Sondheim, but you wouldn’t have known that from the film’s first trailer. This featurette, however, gives us not only interviews with the cast and crew, discussing the creation of the film, but also a lot more footage. […]

The post Hear ‘Into the Woods’ Cast Sing in New Featurette appeared first on /Film. »

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Featurette Finally Shows the Musical Side of Disney's 'Into the Woods'

19 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

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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Watch: New 'Into the Woods' Featurette Actually Has a Little Singing, Plus New Pictures

19 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Yesterday, we got our first look at Johnny Depp in Into the Woods on four covers from Entertainment Weekly. Along with the covers, EW released some production photos from the film too. However, the bigger release is that of a new featurette about the film, which actually features a tiny bit of singing. The first trailer really kept that a secret by having no singing in it whatsoever. It always bothers me when studios are afraid of saying, "Yes, our film is a musical." I know there is an anti-musical bias out there, but duping people into seeing your musical will only make them angrier. Of course, we still do not get a lot of singing in the new video. We hear very brief snippets of the opening prologue, as well as Meryl Streep with a few lines from "Stay with Me". At least they are getting the word out there. »

- Mike Shutt

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Hear Meryl Streep & Anna Kendrick Sing in New 'Into the Woods' Featurette (Video)

19 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

We've already gotten a sneak peek at what the actors of "Into the Woods" will look like in their fairytale roles. Now, a new featurette gives audiences their first listen to stars like Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Anna Kendrick singing the musical's iconic tunes.

The clip is interspersed with interviews from stars like Blunt and Streep, who praise director Rob Marshall ("Chicago") and songwriter Stephen Sondheim, and discuss the timeless themes that the film portrays.

"The theme very much is, 'Careful what you wish for,'" says Blunt.

Marshall also explains why "Into the Woods" appeals to such a wide audience.

"It's not just a musical, it's not just a comedy, it's not just a drama -- it's all of those things, interwoven," the director notes.

"Into the Woods" also stars Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, James Corden, Tracy Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lila Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, and Frances de la Tour. »

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See Johnny Depp as The Wolf in Disney's Into the Woods

20 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Johnny Depp's Big Bad Wolf has been revealed in full in a new behind-the-scenes video for Into the Woods.

The Stephen Sondheim musical adaptation is directed by Chicago's Rob Marshall and also stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine.

The first trailer for the upcoming movie only provided a quick shot of The Wolf's paw.

Into the Woods combines fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk, but not as we quite know them, with the story of a childless couple who work as bakers.

Streep stars as The Witch, Kendrick plays Cinderella and Pine is her Prince. Blunt and Corden round out the cast as The Baker and his Wife.

Sondheim has said Disney executives have made some changes to his musical - removing some sexualisation and more adult moments - and he has written a new song »

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Extended Into The Woods Featurette Provides Plenty of New Footage from the Upcoming Musical

20 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Following yesterday's EW covers and new images, Disney has now released an extended featurette for Rob Marshall's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical Into the Woods.  The Disney production stars James Corden and Emily Blunt as a Baker and his wife who venture into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) responsible for putting a curse on the childless couple.  Along the way, they run into a number of familiar fairy tale characters, all of whom have wishes to change their lives.  While I'll admit that Johnny Depp's costume and makeup for the Big Bad Wolf continue to plunge the actor into self-parody, the rest of the movie looks surprisingly great.  This featurette really sells not only the fantastic visuals, but also shows that this is a true ensemble piece.  The featurette also provides the first time we're hearing the actors sing some of the songs, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Disney's Into The Woods Featurette #1 With New Johnny Depp/Wolf Footage

21 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. »

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First Look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf in Disney's Into the Woods

23 October 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

When Disney first announced its "Into the Woods" movie, it was revealed that Johnny Depp will star as The Wolf. But when the trailer was released, Depp was the only one missing from it. And now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our first look at the actor. Check everything out below. Plot: The humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) . all tied together by an original story involving a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. The new movie is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and co-stars Johnny Depp as The Wolf. It's set to hit theaters on December 25th. »

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'Into the Woods' Photos Feature Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep

22 October 2014 10:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If today's EW magazine covers for Disney's Into the Woods has you craving even more from this upcoming musical, then you'll certainly enjoy the 12 new photos from Entertainment Weekly that showcase the cast, including Johnny Depp (The Wolf) and Lilla Crawford (Little Red Riding Hood), The Baker (James Corden), The Baker's Wife (Emily Blunt), Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Cinderella's Prince (Chris Pine), Cinderella's stepmother (Christine Baranski) and stepsisters (Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard), and Meryl Streep as The Witch, along with concept artwork from the production.

Before we get to the photos, the stars themselves had plenty to say about this musical adventure, and working with director Rob Marshall.

Johnny Depp revealed that his Wolf character was inspired by Tex Avery's cartoon character.

"Rob Marshall wasn't afraid to let me take the role to a level of heightened reality, almost cartoon-like, »

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