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First 'Into the Woods' Trailer Features Many Wishes, No Music (Yet)

Written by Darlene Melendez. Published: August 01 2014


What's your favorite fairytale? There's the story of Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella... and so many more. So if you're anything like us, you know how hard it is to choose just one!


Luckily for us, we won't have to choose just one of our favorites in the upcoming Disney film Into the Woods. Directed by Rob Marshall, this adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's beloved musical incorporates tales from the Brothers Grimm -- with a modern twist.


Into the Woods tells the story of the fairytale characters' journeys to their deepest wishes, following their respective "happily ever afters". Anna Kendrick plays Cinderella, Daniel Huttlestone plays Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Lilla Crawford plays Little Red Riding Hood, MacKenzie Mauzy plays Rapunzel, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, and Meryl Streep plays the Witch. Watch the trailer here:




Interestingly enough, the trailer does not incorporate any songs from this musical.


It seems like Hollywood has grown a liking for turning musicals into films. Over the years, we've seen success in these adaptations with movies ranging from The Sound of Music and Chicago to Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables... with varying results.


Sondheim expressed his approval of his musical's adaptation by saying in a statement: "Coincidentally, I saw it immediately after leaving the meeting, and, having now seen it a couple of times, I can happily report that it is not only a faithful adaptation of the show, it is a first-rate movie."


Into the Woods is set for release on Christmas day.



(Screenshot via YouTube)



- Darlene Melendez, YH Staff