New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!
A new still of Oscar winner Meryl Streep as The Witch in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS, has been shared in Entertainment Weekly's 2014 Film Preview issue. Check it out below!
As BWW reported earlier today, the Fall Movie Preview featured an interview with INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall who revealed hat a previously reported new Sondheim-penned song for Streep's character did not make the film's final cut. "We've been incredibly faithful to the original," says the director before confirming that the the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the stage musical will not add any new original songs.
While the song has been cut from the film itself, there is no word yet if the new tune will still appear played over the film credits, which would indeed make it eligible for a Best New Song Oscar.
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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 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 acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical "Chicago" and Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," directs 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. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, "Wicked" producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, "Into the Woods" will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.
Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, "Into the Woods" is a humorous and heartfelt musical that 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, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.