The American Film Institute typically gives out honors to 10 films each year, but this year, 11 made the cut, including Boyhood, which picked up even more critics’ prizes over the weekend. According to AFI, this is “the first time in AFI AWARDS history that the voting procedure – including tiebreakers – has resulted in the inclusion of 11 motion picture honorees.” READ FULL STORY
Tag: Into the Woods (1-10 of 20)
Ahead of its Christmas debut, new posters for Into the Woods are here.
The characters’ names, presented in white, bold, cursive type, frame the image. The Witch, Rapunzel, The Prince, The Other Prince, Little Red, Jack, Cinderella, The Baker’s Wife, The Baker, and The Wolf are all featured. READ FULL STORY
What’s that? You wish for even more inside dish from the most anticipated movie musical of the year? Wish: granted.
Into the Woods—the sprawling fairy tale epic gracing this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly—promises to be one of the holiday season’s most magical films, thanks to its top-notch design team (featuring the folks behind Chicago) and an A-list cast that includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and James Corden.
But the beloved 1987 Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical didn’t translate easily to the screen, which meant a creative challenge for the designers and actors looking to reinvent the well-known story while also staying faithful to the original Broadway production.
In addition to picking up this week’s EW, check out an exclusive behind the scenes featurette with some of the talent involved in ushering the fantasy to its new home on the big screen. As Streep, Blunt, Depp, and more share their experiences on set, feast your eyes on a whole lot of never-before-seen footage from this year’s biggest musical. READ FULL STORY
Update: Musical theater fans can rest easy. According to Disney, a cast listing in which Into the Woods characters were listed as their Disney counterparts on Disney.com was incorrect, and the page has been edited. This post has been updated to reflect this. READ FULL STORY
Before Disney released a trailer and an assortment of first- (well, second-) look photos at Into the Woods in late July, there wasn’t much information available about the upcoming movie adaptation of the beloved 1987 Broadway musical. That’s why fans latched on tightly earlier this summer, when composer Stephen Sondheim indicated that the film had made certain changes to the show’s script—ones pertaining to death and sex and the elimination of fan-favorite songs.
Sondheim wasn’t pleased with the backlash. Despite the theater legend’s follow-up explanation, some fans had already decided that Disney was making a squeaky clean adaptation of an otherwise dark, adult show.
But director Rob Marshall, the man behind movie-musicals like Chicago and Nine, wants to put fans at ease by clearing up a few things. READ FULL STORY
You wished, and it has been granted: the Into the Woods teaser trailer has arrived.
Just five months out from the Christmas Day release, the teaser for Disney’s hotly anticipated movie musical adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved 1987 show has hit the Internet, fresh on the heels of a batch of production photos that made their way online Wednesday.
Into the Woods tells the story of a gang of fairy tale characters who enter a dark forest in the hopes of achieving their deepest wishes. The film stars Meryl Streep as the Witch, James Corden as the Baker, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Billy Magnussen as her Prince, Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Lilla Crawford as Red Riding Hood, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, and Johnny Depp as the Wolf. (Yes, the cast is that large, and they’re all pretty important.)
Below, watch the teaser—which is curiously devoid of any song, but has plenty of money shots of Meryl Streep busting down the Baker’s door. READ FULL STORY
The trailer for Disney’s forthcoming adaptation of the beloved Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods is on the horizon—but before the trailer debuts, the studio has released ten new production photos from the film exclusively to People.
Previously, fans have only seen a glimpse of Meryl Streep’s Witch. Now, though, they can take a good look at (almost) every major character in the movie, in which a handful of fairy tale characters—including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, and Jack (of beanstalk fame)—weaving an interconnected story as they each journey into the forest to find their dreams and make their wishes come true.
In addition to Streep as the rapping Witch and Johnny Depp as the Wolf (whose face has been kept hidden in the shots), Into the Woods stars a huge ensemble of both established film stars and relative newcomers from New York theater. Before the film hits cinemas on December 25, check out the production shots below: READ FULL STORY
So it’s all reporters‘ fault.
Stephen Sondheim has released a statement after a loud Internet backlash earlier this week. Earlier, Sondheim spoke about changes in the upcoming Disney film version of Sondheim’s classic musical Into the Woods. The Musical Theater corner of the Internet was up in arms after reporters quoted Sondheim as saying Disney had cut the number “Any Moment,” toned down the sexual innuendo with The Wolf (Johnny Depp), and explained Repunzel wouldn’t die, among other changes that seemed to suggest that the all-star movie version would be taking out anything that wasn’t family-friendly and thereby ruining what made the original Broadway version so great.
Now, Sondheim has released a statement via Playbill saying he was misquoted and that fans of the musical shouldn’t be concerned about Disney coming in and taking a wrecking ball to the adult tale. READ FULL STORY
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