Once upon time, a bevy of Hollywood stars were transformed into singing, dancing enchanted folk looking for a happily-ever-after in a fractured fairy tale. And we got the pictures to prove it!
Meryl Streep, Jenny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and Emily Blunt head up the all-star cast of Disney's adaptation of the classic Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical "Into the Woods," which has begun shooting in England.
In our first glimpse of Streep in witchy woman guise, the three-time Oscar winner looks pretty fetching (or as fetching a wrinkly, beclawed sorceress can be) as she crouches in a treetop. That periwinkle-gray hair is to die for!
A first photo of Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, taken on Wednesday (Photo: Splash)
Aside from Streep's Witch and Kendrick's Cinderella, the cast includes Pine as Cinderella's Prince and Depp as The Big, Bad Wolf.
The story incorporates elements from a handful of well-known fairy tales, as characters from "Cinderella," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Rapunzel" interact alongside a new story about a baker (British actor James Corden) and his wife (Blunt), who wants to have children.
Kendrick has been offering her own images from the shoot. So far, our said Cinderella has tweeted two pictures from "Into the Woods" filming locations. One is a black and white shot of a director's chair sitting in a field, with the name "Cinderella" stenciled on the backrest and Kendrick's self-effacing caption: "Weird."
Another Kendrick pic shows a clearing in the woods with sun shining through the mist captioned: "The way is clear, the light is good …" The line is a lyric from the musical's prologue.
Emily Blunt and Chris Pine on the set of 'Into the Woods' on Wednesday (Photo: Splash)
Pine, meanwhile, trades his "Star Trek" uniform for regal velvet trousers, a period-appropriate white shirt, and tall boots.
"Into the Woods," also starring Christine Baranski and Tracey Ullman, and directed by Rob Marshall from the book by James Lapine, is set to open in theaters on Christmas Day 2014.
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