First Look: Meryl Streep as 'The Witch' for Disney's 'Into the Woods'
Starting with the darker side of things on this Disney musical? Shooting only recently began in the UK on Rob Marshall's new movie for Disney titled Into the Woods, based on the Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine. This has a very eccentric and funky cast playing all kinds of fairy tale roles, but out of all of them to get a first look before any of the others, we have Meryl Streep. And she plays "The Witch", not labeled as "evil" but she certainly has that look. EW.com unveiled the first look at Streep in Into the Woods, and will likely have more photos of the rest of the cast soon enough. Until then, take a gander.
Here's the photo of Meryl Streep as The Witch in Disney's Into the Woods, which just started shooting:
Into the Woods, being directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine, POTC: On Stranger Tides), was originally a Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine that mashes-up classic fairy tales and revolves around a baker and his wife, to be played by James Corden and Emily Blunt. They attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront The Witch who put the spell on them. Along their journey they meet classic characters including Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) and her Prince (Chris Pine), Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) with Johnny Depp as the Wolf. Disney has Into the Woods set to arrive in theaters starting December 25th, 2014 a year away.