Disney’s Into The Woods is now playing in theatres internationally. Into The Woods is a fairy tale-like movie which is an adaptation of the original Into The Woods, which was a musical that made its debut in 1986 at the Old Globe Theatre.
Into The Woods stars two of the actresses from The Devil Wears Prada — Meryl Streep, and Emily Blunt. In The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep played the role of Miranda Priestly, and Emily Blunt, who played Miranda’s assistant: Emily. During the Into The Woods trailer, Meryl Streep is shown playing the role of an intense witch whom cuts a deal with Emily Blunt’s character, and her husband — The Baker. The witch offers to undo a curse in exchange for a ‘cow as white as milk’, a ‘cape as red as blood’, a ‘slipper as pure as gold’, and ‘hair as yellow as corn’.
The storyline, according to the IMDB website:
‘Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that 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.’
Other well-known actors in Into The Woods include Chris Pine, and Johnny Depp. A list of characters with links to their profiles can be found here on IMDB.
Some YouTube commentators complained that the trailer didn’t accurately portray the movie as a musical, as there are few singing scenes in the trailer. Nothing is wrong with musicals. I enjoy them from time to time myself. However, people who usually don’t like musicals may be disappointed.
The trailer can be viewed on YouTube.
Image credit: Disney/Trailer Snapshot.