It opens appropriately with fairytale characters reciting the pivotal line “I wish.” The first look at the movie version of Stephen Sondheim’s wildly popular Broadway musical Into the Woods, just released today, offers glimpses of Meryl Streep as The Witch, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife, James Cordon as The Baker, and Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince.
But what’s missing? Singing. For an adaptation of a musical, the Into the Woods trailer is surprisingly songless, giving no hint that the film is a musical at all.
One other thing that’s you won’t find here: The Big Bad Wolf. Fans will have to wait to see for a true peek at the film’s casting centerpiece — Johnny Depp as the fame long-toothed predator. The infamous Grimms’ villain is seen ducking behind a tree, with only his big sharp paw and hat in plain view. (It’s worth noting the hat is right in line with Depp’s signature style.)
Into the Woods hits theaters on Christmas Day.
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