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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 & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. official plot version from disney.com
- Based on the classic 1980s Broadway musical written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
- Meryl Streep will play the plum role of the vain and charismatic Witch while Johnny Depp will play a hungry and sexy variation of a fairy tale wolf. Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine will play the musical's two princes, Cinderella's Prince and Rapunzel's Prince, brothers who are pompous and self-absorbed.
- Marc Platt, who produced the multiple Tony Award®-winning musical "Wicked" on Broadway, will produce the film.
- The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," "On the Steps of the Palace," "No One Is Alone" and "Agony," among others.