The new issue of Entertainment Weekly, out Friday features four exclusive covers of Into The Woods. The Disney film has an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep as The Witch, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Christine Baranski also star in the movie.
Rob Marshall who won a Best Picture Oscar in 2002 for Chicago directs the Stephen Sondheim musical which brings the Grimm Fairy Tales to life. He says, “I didn’t want this to look like a cartoon world. It’s not sunny, sunny, sunny—we wanted a sense of danger.” Streep who plays the witch told Entertainment Weekly, “I’ve been offered many witches over the years, starting when I was 40, and I said no to all of them. But this was really fun because it played with the notion of what witches mean. They represented age and ugliness and scary powers we don’t understand. So here’s my opportunity to say, here’s what you wish for when you’re getting old.”
The latest issue of the magazine also looks at other Holiday movies including, Exodus:Gods and Kings, and The Hobbit:The Battle of the Five.