Thursday, July 31, 2014

‘Into the Woods’ Teaser is Here and it’s Gorgeous

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Into the Woods debuted today.  And it’s gorgeous.

The casting is fantastic.  Lilla Crawford (who recently starred in the Broadway revival of Annie) will be amazing, Johnny Depp is my favorite, and I’m speechless about Meryl.  Her make-up, her portrayal of the witch, her acting skills…so excited!

I also can't wait to see more of this!
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great hi-res stills from Into the Woods!

Already I can say I am in love with the music.  I’m ready to buy the soundtrack now.

Yet, there has been criticism for the teaser not including any of the vocal music.  You see, Into the Woods is based on a Broadway musical, so it does seem odd Disney didn’t highlight that here.  However, all I can say is that remember, this is only a teaser.  We may get to hear the singing in the actual first trailer.

Here’s the synopsis of the musical film, from Inside the Magic:

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Confession: I’m not very familiar with this musical, but researching it these past few months sure has made me wish I was more familiar with it!

Love. Her. Make-up.
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Still, I love the trailer, and I absolutely cannot wait for it to come out this Christmas!

Image from The Film Stage via the-disney-freak.tumblr

How about you?  What are your thoughts?  If we have any Into the Woods experts, please chime in!


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