Disney’s Into the Woods is one of their more interesting projects. It’s an adaptation of a Broadway musical of the same name directed by Rob Marshall, who directed Chicago. It’s a melting pot of a story that includes characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.
It’s also got Meryl Streep as The Witch and Johnny Depp as The Wolf. The rest of the cast includes: Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cindy’s Prince, Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife and a whole mess of other people.
But really, it’s a fantastical musical with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, so people are going to want to see Streep and Depp. Disney has obliged, with the first image of the film being a look at Streep’s Witch. She looks like a witch to me, with scraggly hair and black robe and long, dirty fingernails and a general look of menace.
She’s also going to sing at some point, I assume, so that should be fun too. A menacing, singing witch that’s also Meryl Streep.
Into the Woods comes out December 14, 2014. Meryl Streep.