A new trailer has been released for the upcoming movie adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods.”
“Woods" debuted on Broadway in 1987 and follows various fairy tale characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” a baker and his wife, and Rapunzel, on their journeys to achieve what they wish for. However, they soon find that following their dreams comes with consequences.
The film version, which is directed by Rob Marshall of "Chicago," stars Meryl Streep as the Witch of the “Rapunzel” fairy tale as well as James Corden, a Tony winner for the play “One Man, Two Guvnors” as the Baker who wishes for a child; Emily Blunt as his wife; “Pitch Perfect” actress Anna Kendrick as Cinderella; “Les Miserables” actor Daniel Huttlestone as Jack; “Star Trek” actor Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince; and "Sweeney Todd" actor Johnny Depp as the Wolf of the “Little Red Riding Hood” story, among others.
The trailer shows various characters dreaming of what they want as well as Jack trying to chop down the beanstalk and the Witch asking the Baker and his wife if they want to break the spell she has placed on them which leaves them childless. Check out the full clip.
The original Broadway production starred actress Joanna Gleason as the Baker’s Wife in a Tony-winning performance and Bernadette Peters as the Witch; the show was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical and won for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical in addition to Gleason’s win. In addition, actor Robert Westenberg was nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Cinderella’s Prince. A production of the show with the original cast was filmed and broadcast on PBS on 1991.
The film version of “Woods” is scheduled to be released on Dec. 25.