Video: 'Into the Woods' star James Corden reveals how Meryl Streep nearly died on set, from Yahoo's live Q&A
When you’re shooting a movie called Into the Woods and you need to disguise a baby bump, there’s only one thing to do. “I was hiding behind every tree in that wood!” Emily Blunt joked in an interview with Disney fan club magazine Disney twenty-three. “Colleen Atwood, who’s the most remarkable costume designer, as everybody knows, was so accommodating,” says Blunt, who is married to actor John Krasinski.
Is Meryl Streep a good witch or a bad witch? Streep’s Into the Woods character isn’t quite so easy to categorize, but she certainly looks frightening in this newly unveiled poster. The Witch, a role originated on Broadway by Bernadette Peters in 1986, is much more demanding than Streep’s last musical performance in 2008’s Mamma Mia! Nonetheless, the 65-year-old actress has been ecstatic about the dark fairy-tale adaptation in interviews, gleefully boasting that composer Stephen Sondheim wrote a new song just for her.
The Jessie’s Girl singer will play one of Streep’s bandmates in the TriStar Productions film. By Rebecca Ford and Borys Kit Meryl Steep will have a musician with more than four decades of experience appearing by her side in her upcoming film, Ricki and the Flash. Rick Springfield, the musician behind hits like “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Affair of the Heart,” has been cast in Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions film, which is in pre-production and will begin shooting in October. PHOTOS 20 Best and Worst Music to Movie Crossovers Written by Diablo Cody and to be directed by Jonathan Demme, Ricki and the Flash centers on a rock n’ roll loving woman (Streep) who chased her musical dreams at the price of her family, but is given one last chance to, perhaps, make things right.
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 musicalInto 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.
The Dolby Theater in Hollywood was filled with A-list celebrities Thursday night, as Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, and many more took the stage to celebrate Jane Fonda, who was honored with the American Film Institute’s 42nd Life Achievement Award.
According to YA books, futuristic dystopias — for all their downsides — will make great strides in letting strong women hold positions of power. Kate Winslet ruled mightily in Divergent, Patricia Clarkson heads a secret organization in September’s The Maze Runner, and Julianne Moore will be the rebel leader President Coin in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Now, Meryl Streep is getting her chance to be drunk with power as Chief Elder of the black-and-white world of The Giver, based on the Newberry Award-winning classic by Lois Lowry. As the new trailer shows, Streep’s Chief Elder leads an isolated society where emotions, privacy, and basic colors have all been stripped away from its citizens.
Call it a black-and-white issue. And that what we (mostly) get in these new posters, which show appropriately moody close-ups of stars Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. The Chief Elder (played by Streep) selects young Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) to become the new Receiver of Memory and brings him to the Giver.
The Chief Elder is in charge of overseeing the Community and is known as the ultimate authority. Meryl Streep stars as The Chief Elder in The Giver, in theaters 8/15/14.
“I cannot prepare you for what’s going to happen,” says Jeff Bridges in the new trailer for his latest film “The Giver.” That may be true, but fans can at least catch a glimpse of what’s to come in the new movie, based on Lois Lowry’s beloved novel of the same name. Bridges, who also produced the film, stars alongside newcomers Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush and bigscreen vets Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes. Though she is only featured for a split second in the trailer, songstress Taylor Swift also has a small role in the film.