Into the Woods boasts an impressive ensemble cast that includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine and Anna Kendrick. Based on the Tony-award winning Broadway musical, the film is a fantasy-genre crossover, intertwining several of our most beloved childhood fairytales to create a fantastical magical extravaganza.
Staying close to its theatrical roots, the trailer for the film gives a taste of the wondrous music brought to life by acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Despite the familiarity of the characters, ranging from Cinderella and her Prince Charming to Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, Into the Woods puts a new spin on old stories, retelling them in both a comedic and emotive way.
From the director of Chicago and the producer of Wicked, Into the Woods is sure to have songs stuck in our heads all Christmas. Playing on the idiom “Be careful what you wish for”, the film relies both on our previous knowledge of the original Grimms’ Fairy Tales and our desire for something fresh.