The Into the Woods unveils his Big Bad Wolf for Entertainment Weekly, On one of four covers at EW dedicated to the upcoming Rob Marshall fairy-tale musical. Depp’s lupine look has been kept under wraps until now.
Into the Woods is an upcoming American musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is directed by Rob Marshall, adapted by James Lapine and features an ensemble cast including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Mackenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, and Johnny Depp. Based on the Tony Award–winningeponymous Broadway musical by Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, the film is a fantasy genre crossover centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch.
Streep’s new gown is styled with layers of blue fabric swirling around her, while her hair looks like Cruella de Vil with a really nice blowout. In the cover story, Streep tells EW that she couldn’t resist her role in Into the Woods (adapted from Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 stage musical). “I’ve been offered many witches over the years, starting when I was 40, and I said no to all of them,” Streep reveals. “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.”
Into the Woods opens in theaters nationwide Christmas Day 2014.