Watch the First Trailer for Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

Disney has released the first official trailer for the much-anticipated musical “Into the Woods,” which opens Christmas day.

Based on the Broadway musical, “Into the Woods” stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine and Anna Kendrick and was composed by Stephen Sondheim.

The trailer opens with the various iconic characters offering wishes, followed by the warning “This Christmas Be Careful What You Wish For.” There are no songs in the trailer, however.

Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise) directed the film from James Lapine’s script.

The Disney fairytale mash-up, based on various Grimm fairy tales, revolves around a childless baker and his wife (James Corden and Blunt) who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, “Jack and the Beanstalk’s” Jack Little, Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters.

Depp plays the Big Bad Wolf although he’s barely seen in the trailer. Kendrick portrays Cinderella and Pine plays her prince while Streep plays the witch.

It’s Disney’s first live-action movie adaptation of a Broadway musical. “Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway in 1987.

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  1. Caz says:

    Looking forward to seeing this film as my friend’s son Daniel plays Jack from Jack and the beanstalk. Well done Dan X

  2. Adam says:

    No songs in the trailer? Maybe not vocals, but the songs are clearly recognizable from the musical.

  3. Donovan says:

    I was really looking forward to this until Meryl Streep made a fool of herself with her comments about Walt Disney. You just got a paycheck an you’re going to speak ill of a man who can’t defend himself not needs too. With that being said I will still probably go and see it. Lol!

  4. RodO says:

    Quote from Sondheim, “An article in The New Yorker misreporting my “Master Class” conversation… created some false impressions about my collaboration with the Disney Studio on the film version of Into the Woods. The fact is that James (Lapine, who wrote both the show and the movie) and I worked out every change from stage to screen with the producers and with Rob Marshall, the director. Despite what the New Yorker article may convey, the collaboration was genuinely collaborative and always productive.

    … having now seen it a couple of times, I can happily report that it is not only a faithful adaptation of the show, it is a first-rate movie.

    And for those who care, as the teachers did, the Prince’s dalliance is still in the movie, and so is “Any Moment.”

  5. Rob Whitford says:

    Sugar sap Crap, again from Disney; Please, Please! Retire johnny Depp, he already Destroyed dark Shadows! CRAP!

  6. Iris says:

    Reblogged this on For Lack of Some Good Writing and commented:
    …They better burst into song and dance, though. That’s kind of all I want.

  7. Asdf Jkl says:

    bad link, homies

  8. mchasewalker says:

    Ho Hum, nothing we haven’t seen before ad nausea

    • Tim says:

      Well, the Broadway musical is actually pretty exceptional, with an extraordinary score and some genuinely intelligent insights into human nature – and it goes in some directions you might not expect. Hard to say though whether the movie adaptation will live up to it (though Rob Marshall’s involvement doesn’t make me too hopeful.)

  9. Larry Brooks says:

    INCREDIBLE! I guess Disney really Hates The Fact that this movie is a MUSICAL!!
    Imagine how Disney marketing would have sold ‘Sound of Music’ – as a nazi action story…

  10. Into The Woods appears to be a ‘must see’ movie. Good casting will promise above-average box office receipts…

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