Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Book-to-Film: Into the Woods based on several tales from the Brothers Grimm



From Page to Premiere:
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.

Not going to lie, I'm really excited about this one.  I love the music, and the trailer looks awesome.  Will you see it?

6 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see this movie. It looks so good.

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  2. I'm seeing it tomorrow with Jenni! Wish you could come too! We seriously need to meet one another!

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    1. Oh fun!! Will you do a review on your blog? And, YES, I am dying over the fact that we are so close and yet still haven't met in person.

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  3. Honestly, I'm conflicted because while I love Anna Kendrick and the trailers look fun, I've heard some not-so-good reviews and also I was somewhat traumatized by this musical in high school when I was in the pit orchestra for it. It took literally YEARS for me to get the music out of my head.

    That being said, my sister as well as a friend of mine from high school will be visiting for New Years and they were both in the show as well...so we'll probably end up seeing it.

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    1. Musical to Film adaptations always make me nervous. Especially when Hollywood actors attempt to sing these big Broadway numbers. I've never participated in a production of this musical before, though I admit I was in a Sound of Music musical once, and, yes, that music was in my head FOREVER afterwards. So I feel your pain.

      I'm curious enough, though, that I think I'll see it despite my nerves. I really hope it's okay!!! Did you see that Emily Blunt received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in this film? That makes me think that at least the acting will be good! (Or at least her part will be well done. Hopefully.)

      So curious to hear what you think if/when you see it!

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