We’re Moving Into the Woods After Seeing These First Look Images!

Walt Disney Studios has released new images from the set of Into the Woods and we are too impatient to wait until December to see the film, so we’re packing up and moving to said woods immediately. Why, you ask?

Well just LOOK at these images:

(top to bottom)

1.) James Corden as the Baker and Meryl Streep as the Witch.

2.) Daniel Huttlestone as Jack and Tracey Ullman as his mother.

3.) Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, and James Corden as her on-screen hubby.

4.) Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince.

5.) Corden with Lilla Crawford as Red Riding Hood.

6.) Anna Kendrick looks less than thrilled to be polishing silver, as Cinderella.

7.) Chris Pine as Prince Charming.

8.) MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel.

9.) Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard as Cinderella’s evil stepsisters and Christine Baranski as her evil stepmother.

10.) Johnny Depp (and a pretty great hat) as the Wolf. 

Into the Woods is an unfamiliar take on our favorite fairy tales, and is based on the musical by Stephen Sondheim (a member of our editorial team once played a tree in a production of the show, so we’re extra excited for this movie). The film comes to theaters December 25.



Photographs of Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫) in his home
from Ba-ra-kei: Ordeal by Roses (薔薇刑), 1961-1962
by Eikoh Hosoe (細江 英公)

Quote from Yukio Mishima’s preface to Ordeal by Roses:

The world to which I was abducted under the spell of [Hosoe’s] lens was abnormal, warped, sarcastic, grotesque, savage, and promiscuous…It was, in a sense, the reverse of the world we live in, where our worship of social appearances and our concern for public morality and hygiene create foul filthy sewers winding beneath the surface. Unlike ours, the world to which I was escorted was a weird, repellent city—naked, comic, wretched, cruel, and overdecorative—yet in its underground channels there flowed, inexhaustibly, a pellucid stream of unsullied feeling.