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Emily Blunt saved Meryl Streep’s life on the set of Into The Woods. And she’s now relived the events during her interview on The Late Show With David Letterman.
There’s a lot of talent on display both in front of and behind this camera, with the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim giving Into the Woods a great foundation.
I am beginning to think Disney's Into The Woods may kill me, it so enjoys toying with my heart. Just yesterday the reveal of the long-shrouded Wolf (brought to life by Johnny Depp) slaughtered my expectations for this movie musical translation of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway production. But now Disney has unveiled the gorgeous new Into the Woods featurette you see above, which gives us our best look yet at this sprawling world of fairy tales gone feral.
How did I come to this place of hopelessness and despair? There was a time when I was eager to see Into The Wood's enthralling and rich Broadway musical of twisted fairy tales get a big shiny big screen translation. Let's step through the news that in turns won my interest and broke my heart with a helpful timeline. And GIFS, naturally.
Into the Woods opens in theaters on Christmas Day, but Marshall warns potential audiences, “I didn’t want this to look like a cartoon world. It’s not sunny, sunny, sunny—we wanted a sense of danger.”
While Johnny Depp is in a bit of a slump right now, he can still be considered somewhat of a hot ticket. If it wasn't for two fourteen year old girls in the 1980's though, he might not have gotten the role that jumpstarted his career.
Just yesterday Disney unfurled a treasure trove of stills from their much anticipated movie musical Into The Woods, but today they've given up a first look of its fairy tale figures in action in the form of a teaser and a trailer.
We've been reporting plenty on Into The Woods and the incredible cast that Disney has assembled for the live-action movie musical. Now, after months of having to repost that one mediocre picture of Meryl Streep looking like a retired Bellatrix Lestrange, we finally have an avalanche of new images!
And once again, this Disney insider is Stephen Sondheim himself. Though he's not calling it backpedalling. He's blaming The New Yorker for "misreporting."
Are you a fan of Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods? Were you looking forward to Disney's tentpole movie musical version of it? Well, if you said yes to both, we've got bad news.
There's a barrage of high-profile projects coming out in the next 10 months that can qualify for the Academy Awards, but which 10 features do we feel are fighting fit for Oscar?
There should be a little something for everyone in the coming year. And to help you plan out your movie-watching year, we singled out 14 titles we’re looking forward to in 2014, as well as a list of additional can’t-miss movies.
This is one of the more high-profile release to come in 2014, as the Oscar-nominated Marshall is once again lined up with a prestigious project populated by some of the biggest names in the business, hopefully turning Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides into a very distant memory.
Brownlee isn’t exactly a child actress, though the ten-year-old is no stranger to singing professionally. Not long ago, Brownlee was a little belter out of Essex England who enjoyed singing at home. But when Ellen DeGeneres caught wind of her and her cousin Rosie McClelland’s cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”—complete with tiaras and tutus—the girls became a recurring facet of Ellen.
The 28-year-old actor has appeared in a handful of indie films, including Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress, Ramaa Mosley’s The Brass Teapot, and Zal Batmanglij’s political thriller The East. But his more relevant work might be his performances on Broadway, where he is currently starring in in the comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He has earned a Tony nomination for the play. But can he sing? Yep.
Even though it looks like he’ll still be some kind of an anti-hero, it isn’t often we see Gyllenhaal as anything but the good guy. Actually, it’s in indie films like The Good Girl and Donnie Darko that the actor is allowed to embrace sketchy morals.
If I had to pick any actor from Les Miserables to play Jack in Into the Woods, it would've probably been Eddie Redmayne. He seems to have the right look for how I picture the character, and he has the perfect voice to belt out the ecstatic "Giants in the Sky." Alas, it isn't Redmayne who will be playing the role, though it is a Les Miserables actor in contention for the part.
First let's start over at Marvel Studios, which is just coming off the ridiculous success of Shane Black's Iron Man 3 last month. The company has actually made a habit of owning the first week in May, releasing Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Avengers and Iron Man 3 on that weekend, and it appears that they will continue that habit for years to come.
Just when you think that the cast of Disney's musical Into The Woods couldn't possibly get any more star-studded, they add yet another notable name to the lineup. Over the past few weeks the high-profile project has grown and grown, adding actors like Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Emily Blunt. And now the woman who helped introduce the world to The Simpsons is close to coming on board as well.
Star Trek Into Darkness' Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are in negotiations to come into this already impressive ensemble. However, it's unclear if either can sing or even what roles they may be up for. But let's consider.
Based on the 1987 Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim, the movie centers on a childless baker and his wife who go on the hunt for a witch that put a curse on their family. During their trip they run into many of the most famous fairy tale characters of all time, including Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.
if you haven’t been out to the theater recently, you’ll probably know Corden best from his hilarious BAFTA-winning performance as Smithy in the British comedy Gavin and Stacey, which he co-created with co-star Ruth Jones. He also starred in both the theater and theatrical versions of The History Boys.
For those who are unaware, Into the Woods is a mash-up of memorable fairy tales that would cast Depp as a childless baker who ventures into the woods to confront the witch (Streep) who put a curse on him and his wife. Along the way, he encounters almost every major storybook character under the sun, from Rapunzel to Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
Streep will be playing the role of the menacing witch in Rob Marshall's movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's beloved Broadway musical Into the Woods. We first heard word that Streep was in talks for the role last fall. Her casting has since been confirmed by the Litchfield County Times, a Connecticut paper that interviewed composer David Krane.
Having helmed the six-time Oscar-winning movie musical Chicago, it was safe to assume that Marshall's Into the Woods would draw some serious star power, but who would have guessed the first bit of casting news would include the grand dame of the Academy Awards, Meryl Streep.