Many have been eagerly anticipating the inevitable film adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical Into the Woods for roughly 10 years now. The musical combines fan-favorite fairy tale characters in search of "the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold." It explores themes of greed, responsibility, adolescence, and perhaps most significantly, what comes after "happily ever after"?
This week, Disney released pictures and a new teaser trailer for Into the Woods, which features an A-List cast including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, and Chris Pine. It also stars a handful of Broadway alumni, such as Anna Kendrick, James Corden, and Lilla Crawford. There is no doubt that the film's casting directors have certainly done a sensational job in finding a reputable and talented cast. Stephen Sondheim, the composer of Into the Woods, has confirmed that a new song will be added exclusively for the film. Though given the darker elements of the story, I wouldn't be surprised if that also means some of the more violent and mature content will be cut from the film entirely. I guess we'll find out later this year when Into the Woods heads to theaters on Christmas Day.