Disney Pictures has begun production on "Into the Woods," Rob Marshall's film adaptation of the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical that is a modern take on the popular Grimm stories.
The story follows the classic tales of "Cinderella," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Rapunzel" — all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with a witch who has put the curse on them.
The ensemble cast includes Meryl Streep, who plays the witch; Emily Blunt, as the baker's wife; James Corden as the baker; Anna Kendrick as Cinderella; Chris Pine as the prince; and Johnny Depp as the wolf.
James Lapine, who created the original musical, also penned the screenplay for the film. The project will shoot in studio and on location throughout England ahead of a release next Christmas.
Source: The L.A. Times