Disney and director Rob Marshall have become production on the next big Broadway music adaptation, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” which tells a twisted version of classic Grimm fairy tales like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and more.
The film is absolutely stacked with talent and includes Johnny Depp as the big bad wolf, Anna Kendricks as the princess, and “Star Trek’s” Chris Pine as the prince.
But perhaps most importantly, Meryl Streep is starring as the Witch, and Entertainment Weekly just debuted the first look at her in full costume. It’s a pretty typical look for a witch, but it is acting legend Meryl Streep under the all of that hair and prosthetics.
Click past the jump to read the official synopsis for “Into the Woods.”
“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, 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.
“Into the Woods” opens in theaters on December 25, 2014.
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