We have to wait until Christmas to see the whole thing, but the trailer for the year’s most anticipated (for better or worse) musical is finally out.
Directed by Rob Marshall and adapted from the Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim, the film has a pretty endless cast of notable names — Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baransk and James Corden among them. They’ll all be singing songs in an alternate world of various Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of several stories — including “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella.”
Whether or not it will please fans of the Broadway musical remains to be seen. There’s been lots of gossip about major cuts being made that’s given the film some bad buzz… But for now, all we can judge it on is its trailer: