Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Fox Announces Deadpool Movie For 2016
Tim Miller still attached to direct
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 September 2014
Into The Woods Poster Stalks Online
Be careful what you wish for
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Begin Again (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)
Empire Star Rating
For No Good Reason (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
August: Osage County (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

First Look At Meryl Streep's Wicked Witch
A new still from Into The Woods

27 September 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Disney (via Coming Soon)

submit to reddit

By the pricking of our thumbs, something wicked this way comes. There have been various arrivals and departures as the large cast of Disney's Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods has been assembled, but here's proof (if any were needed) that Meryl Streep is indeed the fairytale musical's Wicked Witch. She's not hovering through the fog and filthy air, but she has at least taken the trouble to climb a tree. Or perhaps she flew there on her broomstick.

Riffing on the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Into The Woods is about a childless baker who attempts to lift a family curse by journeying woods-ward to confront Streep's evil harpy. Along the way they encounter classic characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk notoriety) and Red Riding Hood.

James Corden is the Baker, with Emily Blunt as his wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinders' handsome prince, Lilla Crawford as Red, Johnny Depp (no stranger to Sondheim after Sweeney Todd) as the Big Bad Wolf, Annette Crosbie as Grandma, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Frances De La Tour as The Giant, Tracey Ullman as Jack's mother... and the list goes on and on.

Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine, Memoirs Of A Geisha, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is the director, and Into The Woods is currently scheduled for release at Christmas next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

David S. Goyer Talks Superman / Batman
'We're further along than people realise...'
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)