Meryl Streep & Billy Magnussen Behind The Scenes Of INTO THE WOODS
A look behind the scenes of the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning stage and screen superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch and rising star Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince at the final cast read-through for the film.
Magnussen shared the photo via social media earlier this month, commenting, "A year ago today, first sing through #intothewoods #tbt #traceyullman #photobomb #disney #merylstreep".
The official description of INTO THE WOODS is as follows: "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 - including an all-new song for the big-screen adaptation. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, "Wicked" producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, "Into the Woods" hits theaters December 25, 2014."
The 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, directed by Rob Marshall.
Check out the original BroadwayWorld world premiere exclusive INTO THE WOODS film confirmed casting article here.
For more information, visit the official INTO THE WOODS site here.
INTO THE WOODS is set to be released on December 25, 2014.
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