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New international poster for Disney’s Into the Woods

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Disney has released a new international poster for its upcoming musical fairy tale fantasy Into the Woods, which you can check out right here…

See Also: Into the Woods featurette sees Meryl Streep singing ‘Stay With Me’

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.

Into the Woods is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) and stars James Corden »

- Gary Collinson

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Oscar Best Picture: What’s Wrong With Well-Crafted Entertainment?

23 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

What do voters have against movies that are well-made — and also as entertaining as hell?

Among this year’s typically serious and/or weighty crop of frontrunners, there are at least three dramas set during wartime (“Unbroken,” “American Sniper” and “The Imitation Game”) and a slew of biopics (all three of the previously mentioned films, “Selma,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Wild.”) All of these films, along with “Foxcatcher,” are based on true stories.

But can’t Oscar make room for some titles that represent exceedingly well-crafted fun? While a “District 9” might slip in from time to time, odds are fairly slim that “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a film that critics and audiences adored, will sneak into the best picture noms. Over at Rotten Tomatoes, “Guardians” is sitting pretty with a 90% fresh rating, higher than many frontrunners (“Theory of Everything”: 82%, “Imitation Game”: 84%, “Foxcatcher”: 85%.) The film was »

- Jenelle Riley

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New International Poster For ‘Into The Woods’

26 November 2014 1:53 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I can’t get enough of this upcoming Disney version of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods, and following the countless character posters that we’ve seen posted over the past few months, was delighted to come across this new international version which featuress all of said characters from the movie.

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. »

- Paul Heath

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A Very Single Chris Pine Serenades One of His Biggest Fans with Frank Sinatra

26 November 2014 10:59 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

As if Chris Pine wasn't handsome and charming enough, he's now showing off his impressive singing skills on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday.

The 34-year-old actor sings in his role as Cinderella's Prince in the highly anticipated musical Into the Woods, and reveals to Ellen that he actually does his best singing in the shower.

"It's the acoustics, right?" he explains. "You just sound better in the shower. It's like your own music video, you know? You feel tremendous."

Video: Inside the Intense Fight Scene That Broke Chris Pine's Finger

Chris reveals he actually auditioned for the star-studded film -- out Christmas day -- by singing Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon."

"I auditioned for [director] Rob Marshall in his living room, and he was very kind, noticed that I was very nervous and he and John -- his partner -- joined me in singing the song and made me feel more comfortable," he remembers »

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Anna Kendrick 'Pissed' at Jake Gyllenhaal for Dropping Out of 'Into the Woods'

25 November 2014 5:40 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Anna Kendrick is "pissed."

In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the actress, who is playing Cinderella in the film adaptation of Into the Woods, reveals that she was upset to learn that Jake Gyllenhaal would not be a prince in the movie opening on Christmas Day.

"I know! I was so pissed at Jake, let me tell you," Kendrick says of her former End of Watch co-star. "I texted him and said, 'You’re abandoning me, and I’m never going to forgive you!' "

Photos: Actors Who Almost Got the Part

Last year, it was reported that the Nightcrawler star signed on to share prince duties with Chris Pine – Gyllenhaal was to be Rapunzel’s suitor while Pine lusts after Cinderella – but later pulled out of Rob Marshall’s big screen version to focus on the indie thriller. And, after awhile, Kendrick finally cooled her temper.

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'Into the Woods' Preview Has Meryl Streep Singing 'Stay with Me'

24 November 2014 5:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the first clip and featurette from Into the Woods that debuted yesterday, Walt Disney Pictures has released yet another featurette for this Disney Fairy Tale musical. Today, we get to travel behind the scenes and explore the pivotal song "Stay With Me." This is followed by the actual scene from the movie, which has Meryl Streep singing the fan favorite from the iconic stage production.

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales. A number of intertwining plots bring a few choice stories together, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife. It is their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with a witch that has »

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Off the Carpet: 'Into the Woods' arrives with 'Unbroken' on deck

24 November 2014 2:49 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Moulin Rouge!" (2001), "Chicago" (2002), "The Phantom of the Opera" (2004), "Dreamgirls" (2006), "Enchanted" (2007), "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007), "Nine" (2009), "Les Misérables" (2012). Between them, 50 oscar nominations, only three of them recognized for Best Picture and only one of them taking the big prize. That's more or less the modern legacy Rob Marshall's "Into the Woods" is looking to enter into, a stage of relative reinvigoration for the musical film genre. Of course, then there are films like "Burlesque," "Hairspray," "Mamma Mia!" and "The Producers," which were stiffed by the Academy but were remembered in the HFPA's Best Picture — Comedy/Musical category at the Golden Globes. Not to mention others like "Fame," "Footloose," "Idlewild," "Rent" and "Rock of Ages," which weren't remembered at all come awards season (with "Jersey Boys" and maybe "Annie" likely to meet similar fates). All of that is to simply illustrate the ups and downs for these »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Oscar news: Red-hot reax to 'Into the Woods,' Jennifer Aniston dishes 'Cake'

24 November 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

. Pete Hammond saw "Into the Woods" Saturday and called it "the most dazzling movie musical since 'Chicago.' 'Chicago' had the benefit of a great and smart screenplay by Bill Condon, who was nominated for an Oscar." As he notes, "despite the inherent stage-bound theatricality of the setting, Rob Marshall, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim have been smart enough to realize the difference between what worked on a stage and what will work on film." Deadline »

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Meryl Streep's Wicked Witch sings in new Into the Woods clip

24 November 2014 9:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Into the Woods has released a new clip featuring a musical number by Meryl Streep.

The actress sings 'Stay with Me' in her role as the Witch in the video from Disney's musical adaptation.

The film is based on the Stephen Sondheim musical of the same name, directed by Chicago's Rob Marshall.

It centres around the adventures of a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) whose wish to start a family leads them into the deep, dark woods.

There they meet a number of fairy tale characters including the Wolf (Johnny Depp), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), two charming princes (Chris Pine and Billy Magnussen), Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) and Jack (Daniel Huttlestone).

Christine Baranski and Lucy Punch also feature in the movie.

Into the Woods will be released in Us cinemas on December 25 and in the UK on January 9. »

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Update: Johnny Depp Sings In B-Roll Footage From Disney's Into The Woods

24 November 2014 6:44 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thanks to Disney and director Rob Marshall ("Chicago"), the James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning musical, Into The Woods, is finally headed to the big screen. Below are two videos featuring a total of ten minutes of B-Roll (behind-the-scenes) footage. “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 »

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Disney Musical ‘Into the Woods’ Swoops Into Awards Season — How Far Can It Go?

23 November 2014 4:22 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

And then there was just one unseen Oscar contender. Unbroken.

On Saturday evening, Disney unveiled the second-to-last of the major Oscar hopefuls that had not yet been been seen by pundits, Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods, at simultaneous screenings on both coasts, followed by a Q&A — live in New York, streamed in Los Angeles — with Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine and stars Meryl Streep, Emily BluntJames Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris PineTracey Ullman and Christine Baranski. (Johnny Depp was the only notable absence.)

It marked the beginning of what will be an aggressive awards push by Disney for the highly-anticipated adaptation of the popular 1987 Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Lapine. And Disney is as motivated as ever following a disappointing 2013 awards season in which Saving Mr. Banks was almost entirely snubbed by the Academy.

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- Anjelica Oswald

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Watch: 'Into the Woods' Featurette with Streep, Blunt, Kendrick and Pine

23 November 2014 2:13 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The livestream aired Sunday on Yahoo!@ Movies with the cast and filmmakers: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, director Rob Marshall, and screenwriter James Lapine. Streep read a letter from Stephen Sondheim, correcting his writing hilariously. Johnny Depp, who stumbled through his presenting gig at the Hollywood Film Awards, steered clear of another live public appearance.  Here's a first-look at an exclusive featurette from the film, below. »

- Anne Thompson

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Can Meryl Streep actually win a fourth Oscar for 'Into the Woods?'

23 November 2014 1:52 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We really shouldn't be having this conversation. It's just too soon. Isn't it? When Meryl Streep won her third Academy Award for "The Iron Lady," the collective media mindset was that the acting icon had finally joined the three-timer club and any other nominations from that point on would be icing on the cake. A fourth Oscar win? Considering how many times she'd been overlooked since winning no. 2 for "Sophie's Choice" in 1982, it just didn't seem realistic that it would happen anytime soon or at all. Even after landing another Best Actress nod for "August: Osage County," the concept of Streep conceivably winning another statue just didn't register. That is, until now. To say that Streep is the standout in Rob Marshall's "Into the Woods" is somewhat of an understatement. Chris Pine does steal almost every scene he's in as the Prince (more on that in a moment), but »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine At Into The Woods Q&A

23 November 2014 11:59 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Another film enters the awards season fray.

On November 22, the cast and filmmakers of Into The WoodsMeryl Streep, James Corden, director Rob Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski and Tracey Ullman – took part in a Q&A following a screening of the film at the DGA Theater in which film fans had an opportunity to engage in a live question and answer discussion on the film in New York City.

Composer Stephen Sondheim was unable to attend Saturday night’s screening and sent his regards in a note read by actress Meryl Streep.

The Q&A can be seen at Yahoo Movies Here.

(Photos by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios)

Into The Woods premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical »

- Michelle McCue

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'Into the Woods' First Clip Features Meryl Streep as the Witch

23 November 2014 10:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new featurette and the first clip for Into the Woods, the upcoming musical arriving in theaters on Christmas Day.

The clip features the baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) arguing about their missing cow before the evil witch (Meryl Streep) intervenes. The featurette also offers new footage and interviews with Emily Blunt, director Rob Marshall, Anna Kendrick (Cinderella), Meryl Streep, composer Stephen Sondheim, Chris Pine (Cinderella's Prince), who offer new insight into this musical tale.

Based on the award-winning stage play of the same name, Into the Woods centers on the baker and his wife, who go into the magical woods to reverse a curse placed on them by the evil witch, where they meet some of the most beloved fairy tale characters of all time. Check out the latest footage before this upcoming musical hits theaters next month.

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First clip from Into the Woods featuring Emily Blunt, James Corden and Meryl Streep

23 November 2014 4:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go before its release, Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the first clip from Into the Woods, which sees The Witch (Meryl Streep) interrupting an argument between The Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) and issuing a threat to the couple. Check it out below…

See Also: Into the Woods featurette sees Meryl Streep singing ‘Stay With Me’

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Into The Woods’ Sings Its Way Straight Into The Oscar Race

23 November 2014 12:42 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Dinsey unveiled another piece of the Oscar season puzzle Saturday night with an innovative bi-coastal screening of their big holiday release, the musical adaptation of Into The Woods, which screened simultaneously in New York City and at Disney Studios in Burbank (where I saw it).

Post-screening, a satellite-transmitted Q&A featured director Rob Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine and key cast members. Full disclosure:  I have been in love with this Stephen Sondheim masterpiece since even before it debuted on Broadway on Nov. 5, 1987.  Southern California native that I am, I trekked down to San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in 1986 for its pre-Broadway tryout and instantly fell in love.

It’s not only one of my favorite Sondheim musicals (in the top three to be sure with Company and West Side Story), but high among the greatest theatrical experiences I have ever had. I have seen the show in various incarnations several times since. »

- Pete Hammond

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Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’ Enters Awards Season on High Note

22 November 2014 8:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Though “Into the Woods” debuted in 1986, it’s “a fairy tale for the post-9/11 generation,” said director Rob Marshall at a Q&A in New York after a screening of the film Saturday.

The panel session took place at the DGA Theater in New York and was satellite-fed to the Disney main theater in Burbank, a two-birds-with-one-stone approach as the film begins industry screenings for awards contention.

The director and his team of artisans will certainly be under Oscar consideration, as will Meryl Streep (top billed, but in a supporting role) and other performers. Variety will run its review in December; after that, there will be more opportunities to handicap the film’s awards chances in specific categories.

Disney often takes a cautious approach to the awards race, but the studio execs seem gung-ho about this one. The film also marks a subtle shift for the studio. Its “Maleficent” earlier »

- Tim Gray

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Disney Musical 'Into the Woods' Swoops Into Awards Season — How Far Can It Go?

22 November 2014 8:20 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

And then there was just one unseen Oscar contender. Unbroken. On Saturday evening, Disney unveiled the second-to-last of the major Oscar hopefuls that had not yet been been seen by pundits, Rob Marshall's Into the Woods, at simultaneous screenings on both coasts, followed by a Q&A — live in New York, streamed in Los Angeles — with Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman and Christine Baranski. (Johnny Depp was the only notable absence.) It marked the beginning of what will be an aggressive awards push

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- Scott Feinberg

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Into the Woods screens for the DGA

22 November 2014 7:54 PM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

The forest is atwitter with enthusiastic word from tonight’s screening of Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods at the DGA theater. Someone calling herself Sasha Stone was in attendance. »

- Ryan Adams

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