Meryl Streep is trying on a new look for her latest film, and it’s far from the glamour-puss she portrayed in The Devil Wears Prada.
Streep stars along with Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and a slew of other stars in Into The Woods, which is based on the Tony-award winning musical and features a series of fairy tale characters such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack (of Beanstalk fame). The Oscar-winning actress portrays a witch in an original story woven into the tale, and from the looks of the new trailer, she really threw herself into the role.
The film is set for a Christmas Day release and is directed by Rob Marshall, who also directed Chicago.
Johnny Depp also stars in the film as the Big Bad Wolf, although he is only briefly seen in the first trailer as he hides behind a tree.
The Little Red Riding Hood part of the story made headlines last year when it was announced that YouTube sensation Sophia Grace Brownlee would portray Riding Hood; the then-10-year old was compared to Honey Boo Boo on Twitter, where fans of the original musical vented about the casting choice and wondered why such a young actress was chosen for a scene in which the character is essentially “seduced” by the wolf. The part of Red was eventually given to teen actress Lilla Crawford.
Although there’s no actual singing happening in the trailer, Streep, Kendrick, and Depp all have experience with musicals, so fans are anxiously awaiting another trailer that will show off their skills.
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) July 31, 2014
INTO THE WOODS is in theaters this Christmas and Cinderella may be dirty but she can throw shade pic.twitter.com/6tARQQm8CF
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 30, 2014
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