With Into the Woods currently playing in theaters nationwide, Walt Disney Pictures has released a new featurette that explores the music behind this ambitious fairy tale adventure. Based on Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's hit Broadway musical of the same name, Into the Woods is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. At the heart of this tale is Stephen Sondheim's music, which is given high praise in this featurette from stars Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden and director Rob Marshall.
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. This featurette also includes a number of new scenes and interviews with the cast and crew, who take fans behind-the-scenes of this elaborate fantasy production.
Into the Woods is already off to a solid start at the box office, taking in $31 million on opening weekend, and $48 million since its debut on Christmas Day. Do you plan on seeing Into the Woods in a theater near you this week? Chime in with your thoughts below, and take a look at this featurette below.