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Steven Spielberg's new film starring Meryl Streep
and Tom Hanks hits US theaters on December 22 2017.
  September 27th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Entertainment Weekly has a present for us today: She’s not nice, she’s just right, she’s the witch. Check out the first photo of Meryl Streep as The Witch in the upcoming film version of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods. Rob Marshall is directing the film, which started production this week in the U.K. In the photo, Streep takes on a terrifying yet high-style version of the character, which was originated by Bernadette Peters on Broadway in 1987, complete with yellowing talon-like nails and a feathery frock.

But no one is alone. The musical is a twisted fairy tale featuring a number of classic characters including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack (of beanstalk fame), and Little Red Riding Hood, all connected by The Witch’s powers. Streep joins Johnny Depp (as the Wolf), Anna Kendrick (as Cinderella), Chris Pine (as Cinderella’s Prince), and Emily Blunt (as the Baker’s Wife) in the film, which is scheduled for a Christmas 2014 release. That’s a lot of midnights away, but it looks like it will be worth the wait. Thanks to everyone for the heads-up.

  • catty

    Meryl with Sondheim…. gosh Finally!

  • Emma

    So excited!!

  • Zidane

    I smell another Oscar.

  • Flaviana

    Perfect! The most amazing witch ever!

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  • Marcela

    This is going to be epic. Really truly epic.

  • Mariana

    Of course it´ll be worth the wait!! just amazing!!

  • Pernilla

    She is absolutely fabulous and appears to be just cut out for that character! She will scare the wits out of all poor young kids :-) Really looking forward to see this movie later on.

  • Marc Poitras

    She reminds me of Helena Bonham Carter in this image.

  • Frédérique971

    really excited

  • Saskia

    i love that ! that´s domething really different to enjoy :-).

  • Rebecca

    Never heard of this musical. But after seeing this picture, I can´t wait to see this movie.

  • Laura


    This is going to be amazing. (Duh!)