Magazine article Screen International

Into the Woods Begins Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Into the Woods Begins Shoot

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First look at Meryl Steep as the Witch in the film based on the award-winning stage show; cast includes Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt and James Corden.

Disney's Into the Woods began production last week, shooting in studio and on location throughout England, and slated for a December 25, 2014 release.

Rob Marshall, the filmmaker behind Oscar-winning musical Chicago and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directs the film.

It is based on the Tony-winning musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics - including a new song for the big-screen adaptation, that will be eligible for the Oscars.

Producers are Marshall, John DeLuca, Wicked producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall.

Into the Woods is described as "a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales", intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. …

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