Stephen Sondheim’s sprawling Broadway fairytale “Into the Woods” gets the big-screen treatment this Christmas Day. Director Rob Marshall leaves the “Pirates of the Caribbean” to return to his musical “Nine” and “Chicago” roots, leading a top-drawer cast that includes Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp as various characters from Grimm stories.
The musical was adapted by James Lapine, who co-wrote the original book to accompany Sondheim’s music and lyrics. This new featurette from EW is basically a puff piece touting the efforts of Marshall, whose “Chicago” won Best Picture in 2003. But the video offers our first real sense of “Into the Woods” aside from the trailer–and includes plenty of singing from the witch (Streep) and Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), especially. (TOH! contributor Susan Wloszczyna breaks down the film’s Oscar and box office prospects here.)