Thought that you’d finally catch another fairy tale that comes with a happy ending? Think again.

In fact, “Into the Woods” might even shatter your childhood!

First Look at Meryl Streep / Walt Disney via Yahoo
Photo: Walt Disney Studios via Yahoo

Based on the Broadway musical play, “Into the Woods”, Disney’s latest film adaptation puts a twist of fate on the major characters from 4 classic fairy tales including:

  • Cinderella
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Rapunzel
  • Jack and the Beanstalk

The story centres on a childless baker (played by James Corden) and his wife (played by Emily Blunt) who encountered fairy tales’ characters while on their quest to end the curse placed on them by a vengeful witch (played by Meryl Streep). As the film will be a faithful interpretation of the musical, the story will include some twisted elements that comes with shocking deaths too. Most of the characters are going to be a lot more different than the one you knew in the fairy tales.

Prior to the release of the film, the studio released 10 news images that involved all the major characters:

Through these images, we had our first look at the cast which includes Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick as Cinderella while her prince is portrayed by Chris Pine.

Lilla Crawford’s Little Red Riding Hood will be meeting the hungry Wolf, portrayed by Johnny Depp in the film as well.

Into The Woods Rapunzel Mackenzie Mauzy

As for Rapunzel, the princess will be portrayed by Mackenzie Mauzy while Bill Magnussen will be the prince. Newcomer Daniel Huttlestone is set to portray the role as Jack the Giants slayer with Tracey Ullman as Jack’s mother.

Much like “Les Miserables”, the cast of the film is expected to sing the songs that were featured in the musical, including “Agony”, “Children Will Listen”, “Giants in the Sky”, “No One Is Alone”, “Any Moment”, and “On the Steps of the Palace.” However, the cast will have a lot of expectations to live up to due to the success of the musical version of the film.

But! After we watched the teaser trailer, we must say the film looks quite promising and worth watching:


The film is slated for a release on 25th December, just in time for Christmas Day.

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