The first trailer for Disney's Into the Woods has just been released! Finally, fans can get a pretty solid look at the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's hit musical. Wayyyy back in the day (okay, 1991), I caught the American Playhouse version on television, starring Bernadette Peters as the witch, Chip Zien as the baker, and Joanna Gleason as the baker's wife. In this updated, far more stylistic and special effects-laden version, Johnny Depp is playing the wolf, Meryl Streep is playing the witch, Anna Kendrick is playing Cinderella, Chris Pine is playing her prince, Emily Blunt is playing the baker's wife ... crikey, there are just way too many famous people in this film.
Well, if anything, you've most likely heard "Children Will Listen" sung at some kid's graduation.
The original Sondheim musical is hilarious, dark, with completely unexpected plot twists on classic fairy tales. Needless to say, if any musical needed a film update, this one makes perfect sense.