Musical fans, rejoice! We have been granted a second trailer for Into the Woods!
Into the Woods combines several well-known fairy tales into one plot, taking characters from Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack & the Beanstalk, all the while examining the repercussions of each character getting what they wished for. It’s not intended to be a “happily ever after” tale, but it’s expected that Disney has watered down some of the darker aspects of the original story, in order to be more family-friendly and maintain that PG-rating.
Disney has assembled an all-star cast for the film, including: Meryl Streep (The Witch), Emily Blunt (The Baker’s Wife), James Corden (The Baker), Anna Kendrick (Cinderella), Chris Pine (Cinderella’s Prince), Johnny Depp (The Wolf), Lilla Crawford (Little Red Riding Hood), Mackenzie Mauzy (Rapunzel), and Daniel Huttlestone (Jack).
Let’s hope that come December 25th we aren’t regretting our wishes when it comes to the film. I’m hopelessly optimistic the movie will do well and have been pleasantly surprised with what I’ve seen thus far. (Except for Johnny Depp’s ridiculous Wolf costume. I have a theory that Tim Burton made the costume and Depp refused to take it off, so the director had to make do.)
Into the Woods is set to release in theaters on Christmas Day, 2014.