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Monday, September 30, 2013

Into The Woods And On The Screen

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece, Into The Woods, will soon be a major film. This musical is a rather intellectual play with Grimm's fairy tale characters who interact, meet unexpected obstacles and don't live happily ever after. It all starts when a baker and his wife journey into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a pair of golden slippers and some magic beans to lift a curse that has kept them childless. One of the story's protagonists is a witch that conspires to teach important lessons to Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack of the Beanstalk and Rapunzel. This picture is a first look at Meryl Streep in that role as she is out to reverse a curse that has taken her beauty. Disney‘s high-profile adaptation also stars Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and others. The Rob Marshall-directed film opens Christmas Day 2014.


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