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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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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, »
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
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
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 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
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.
- Katie Roberts
The first trailer for the upcoming movie only provided a quick shot of The Wolf's paw.
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 »
Into The Woods is Disney's big budget musical opening this Christmas and the type of tentpole film designed specifically for Oscar consideration. Like Les Miserables before it, Into The Woods is based on a Broadway play that has had a long road to the big screen. With a huge cast of stars including Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, and more, it was surprising that the first trailer didn't showcase any of the singing. I mean, it is a musical, right? A new »
- Alex Maidy
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
“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. »
What’s that? You wish for even more inside dish from the most anticipated movie musical of the year? Wish: granted. Into the Woods—the sprawling fairy tale epic gracing this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly—promises to be one of the holiday season’s most magical films, thanks to its top-notch design team (featuring the folks behind Chicago) and an A-list cast that includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and James Corden. But the beloved 1987 Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical didn’t translate easily to the screen, which meant a creative challenge »
- Marc Snetiker
Following our first look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf and Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood [see here], Entertainment Weekly have released a batch of further images from Disney’s upcoming musical fantasy Into the Woods, which we have for you here…
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 features a cast that »
- Gary Collinson
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