Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick head ‘Into the Woods’ in new trailer

“Into the Woods” fans got their wish Thursday with the release of a new trailer for Disney’s upcoming adaptation of the Tony-winning musical inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

The trailer, which you can watch above, provides a glimpse of the heavy duty cast, including Meryl Streep as the witch, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her prince, Johnny Depp as the wolf, James Corden as the baker and Emily Blunt as the baker’s wife.

Though it introduces a host of characters, the video is brief and a bit coy: Depp’s face, for example, is hidden from view, and no one is actually heard singing. All that most characters get a chance to say is, “I wish …"

Set for release Christmas Day, “Into the Woods” combines such classic tales as “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Rapunzel” with an original story about a baker and his wife who have been cursed by a witch. The characters’ paths intersect as they head into a dark forest in hopes of making their deepest wishes come true.


Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) is directing the film, which is based on the 1987 musical by James Lapine (who also wrote the screenplay) and composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics.

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