Into the Woods Finally Gets Musical in a New Trailer

I’ve never really been big on musicals.  Ever.  So it’s tough for me to really work up any excitement for the film.  However, I love the cast, and the story seems interesting to me, so I’ll go into it with a little more hope than I normally would.  

Bakers Wife   Cinderella

Prince   Witch

The characters posters are pretty standard affairs, without much in the way of excitement.  While they’re not bad, they do serve as a reminder to me that I really don’t understand the need for character posters in general!  Perhaps I’m just grumpy because I don’t feel all that well.  What do you guys think of the new trailer and posters for Into the Woods

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt 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 and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.