An all-star cast that includes Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and James Corden…
Into The Woods is a mishmash of various fairy tales including “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel,” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The central storyline involves a Baker (James Corden) and his Wife (Emily Blunt) who discover that they must break a witch’s curse in order to have a child. The Witch (Meryl Streep) in question sends them on a quest to retrieve different ingredients for a mysterious potion she’s making. Along the way, they meet several fairy tale characters.
A witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children’s stories.
Originally a Broadway musical written by James Lapine, Into The Woods is being produced by Disney and directed by Rob Marshall. Lapine is adapting the screenplay and Stephen Sondheim, who collaborated with Lapine in writing music for the Broadway version, is composing original songs.
Into The Woods will hit theaters on December 25, 2014.