First Look At Meryl Streep As The Witch In Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’

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Shooting recently began in England for Disney’s star-studded film adaptation of the Broadway musical Into The Woods. While we haven’t seen much of the cast in character, Entertainment Weekly debuted the first look at Meryl Streep as The Witch (pictured above) and she certainly looks the part.

Into The Woods, based on the Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, mashes together classic fairy tales. The story centers on a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront The Witch who put the spell on them. Along their journey to confront The Witch, they meet classic fairy tale characters including Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Cinderella’s Prince (Chris Pine), Jack (Daniel Huttlestone), Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), and the Wolf (Johnny Depp).

Disney will be releasing Into The Woods on December 25th, 2014. Rob Marshall (Chicago and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is directing. I’m sure more pictures of the cast will make their way online in the very near future.

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