Each year, traditionally, we pick a out a movie to view during the Christmas holiday break and this year, INTO THE WOODS is at the very top of our list. The fairy tale and fantasy of the movie is intriguing, but we’re also huge musical theater fans, so the chance to see elements of the award-winning Broadway show “Into The Woods” brought to life in grandiose cinematic Disney style is a treat worth looking forward to!
I’m thrilled to get a sneak peek behind the scenes of INTO THE WOODS in Disney’s new featurette, and though I expected no less, it’s quite obvious this movie is going to be “the one” to see this holiday season! Take a look inside and I’m guessing you will fully agree:
About the Film:
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.
Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.