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Steven Spielberg's new film starring Meryl Streep
and Tom Hanks hits US theaters on December 22 2017.
  August 28th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The new issue of Empire has a fresh look at Meryl Streep in Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of Into The Woods. This still comes from the scene, glimpsed in the trailer, where Streep bursts in on the baker and his wife – wait, does that make no sense as a pairing to anyone else?). They wished to have children, but a curse was laid on the baker’s father by the witch decades before, and the only way she’s willing to lift it is if they find her four ingredients for a potion. Cue a quest that brings them into conflict with other fairytale characters, some of them rather different to how you remember.

  • Sonja


    Well, it’s a fairy tale musical and I don’t think Meryl really minds to play THAT witch. ;)
    She’ll play an aging rock star and Maria Callas for a TV movie next year.
    I bet she’s very fine.

  • Jane

    I was thinking about that too! But I think it’s a lot different now than it was 20 years ago and I’m not just refereing to her age here. This is not just a grotesque witch role like those she was offered 20 years ago probably were. This is a major, complicated part that she can be proud of. Also, she is at a point in her career now where she has the liberty and power to do whatever she wants, there’s no pressure anymore. She’s as successful as never before. And that’s such a great thing! I think there is no reason to be sad :-) But I’m curious how Meryl thinks about that, maybe some clever journalist will ask her about it.

  • Jeanie

    These photos make me think back to a comment Meryl made more than 20 years ago, I believe around the time she moved to Southern California, that she thought her career was over because of her age because she was being offered “witch” roles. So I’m glad on the one hand that her immense talent forestalled that development for more than 20 years. On the other hand, as someone who is only one year younger than Meryl, I’m sad the day is here. In sure it will be a good movie and her performance will elevate it. Just hard not to recall a sentiment she expressed in the past when looking at these photos.