Meryl Streep, Into the Woods


Merry Christmas!

Or it will be when the anticipated feature adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods hits theaters on Dec. 25 in a blaze of Rob Marshall-directed musical glory starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp.

James Lapine, who wrote the book for the Tony-winning Broadway show, also wrote the screenplay.

But for those who were hoping for a taste of the Sondheim songs being tackled by the supremely talented cast...sorry, the first teaser trailer for the film, released Thursday, contains no singing.

Instead, the 1-minute, 48-second teaser sets up the basic frame of the story, which encompasses a number of familiar fairy-tale faces and tropes (Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, a beanstalk) and combines them with one pissed-off witch, played with scene-chewing glee by Streep.

Chris Pine, Into the Woods


Also our apologies to those who couldn't wait to see more Depp, who plays the Wolf—we get a glimpse of his claw-like hand and gold-trimmed fedora. 

Well, a big bad wolf's gotta have a hat, right?

There is a nice shot of Chris Pine's Prince, however (Kendrick's Cinderella is one lucky lady) and the set design is predictably stunning.

We shall see if the film's substance matches its style!

What did you think of the trailer? Excited for Christmas already?!

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