‘Into the Woods’ First Look: New Photos and Concept Art
Entertainment Weekly (EW) has released four covers featuring the colorful characters of Disney’s upcoming pic, “Into the Woods.” The said covers contain images of the actors in their colorful characters: Johnny Depp as the big bad Wolf, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Meryl Streep as the Witch, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as the Prince, Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife and James Corden as the Baker. Click here for the photo covers and here for other photos and behind-the scenes.
Based on the Tony Award-winning eponymous Broadway musical by Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, the upcoming musical fantasy pic by Walt Disney intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairytales, such as "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," and "Cinderella" and follows the story of a childless couple, who is out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch. The pic explores the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests, tackling the issues of responsibility and the legacy that we leave our children.
Disney decided to make some major plot changes to the film in order to make it more family-friendly. In an event at Sardi's in New York City, Sodenheim spoke about the changes made into the film, citing that the relationship between Red Riding Hood and the big bad Wolf will not be "sexual."
"You will find in the movie that Rapunzel does not get killed, and the prince does not sleep with the [Baker’s Wife]…," added Sodenheim on E!.
“Into the Woods” ensemble cast include: Meryl Streep as the Witch, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel; Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince; Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife; James Corden as the Baker; Anna Kendrick as Cinderella; Tammy Blanchard and Lucy Punch as Florinda and Lucinda, Cinderella’s step sisters; Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother; Joanna Riding as Cinderella's Mother; Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince; Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood; Annette Crosbie as Little Red Riding Hood's Grandmother; Johnny Depp as the Wolf; Daniel Huttlestone as Jack; Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother; Frances de la Tour as the Giant; Richard Glover as the Steward; and Simon Russell Beale as the Baker's Father.
“Into the Woods” is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by James Lapine. It is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Callum McDougall. ”Into the Woods” is set to hit the big screens on Christmas of 2014. For more updates on celebrities, events, TV shows and upcoming movies stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/Walt Disney