First Video Footage Of INTO THE WOODS Cast In Action! With Kendrick, Pine & More
The very first video footage of the incredibly starry cast assembled for the big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS shooting on location at Dover Castle in the UK is now available to view, including an extensive preview of Cinderella's Wedding and the orchestral fanfare from Sondheim's score to be featured in the following scene.
Replacing the stage version's Act One Finale, "Ever After", this new sequence specially penned for the film by Lapine features Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) and her Prince (Chris Pine) celebrating their wedding, with the entire cast of characters in attendance - including, of course, Cinderella's Stepmother (Christine Baranski) and her Stepsisters (Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard).
Also featured in the sequence are the Baker (James Corden), his Wife (Emily Blunt), Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), her Prince (Billy Magnussen), Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and Jack's Mother (Tracey Ullman).
In the new video, witness the ensemble reacting to the Giant's unexpected arrival via two earth-shaking booms and Cinderella's Prince subsequently valiantly addressing the frightened townspeople and announcing his commitment to protecting them at any costs while Rapunzel and her Prince scurry away.
Rob Marshall can also been seen supervising the action, vocally approving of Pine's emphatic delivery in the scene.
See BroadwayWorld's extensive coverage of the first day of filming at Dover Castle from yesterday here, as well as the preliminary look at Cinderella's wedding festivities here and today's update here.
Peruse another extensive BroadwayWorld article all about Week 3 of filming on INTO THE WOODS from earlier this week, available here.
Of note, the sumptuous costumes on display in these shots are designed by director Rob Marshall's longtime collaborator Colleen Atwood, who also provided designs for his movie musicals CHICAGO and NINE, as well as Tim Burton's SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.
Filming on the Rob Marshall-directed Disney feature film is currently underway on soundstages at Shepperton Studios and on location in the UK, following soundtrack recording sessions conducted at the beginning of this month. For even more information, see BroadwayWorld's coverage of Week 1 here.
The confirmed complete cast for INTO THE WOODS is as follows: Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother and Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, with Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack.
Check out the original BroadwayWorld world premiere exclusive INTO THE WOODS film confirmed casting article here.
INTO THE WOODS is set to be released on December 25, 2014.
View the video footage of the cast of INTO THE WOODS shooting at Dover Castle below.
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