‘Into The Woods’ is just two short months away, and we finally have our first look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf. Check it out!
Easily one of the most highly-anticipated films of the holiday season, Into The Woods has been able to create a whole lot of buzz by releasing just scraps of information, bit by bit, always leaving fans slavering for more. Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly‘s holiday movie preview, we finally get a first look at Johnny Depp, 51, in his role as The Wolf alongside Lilla Crawford, who makes her feature film debut in her role as Little Red Riding Hood. Are you excited?!
Johnny Depp As The Wolf In ‘Into The Woods’ With Little Red Riding Hood: First Look — Pic
In case you’re a little behind, Into The Woods is based on Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine‘s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. The story follows The Baker (James Corden, future host of the Late, Late Show) and The Baker’s Wife (Emily Blunt), who are cursed into childlessness by an evil Witch (Meryl Streep).
If they ever want to have a family, the two have to venture into the woods in order to obtain a number of magical objects that will break the curse.
Of course, along the way they meet a number of Brothers Grimm fairy tale characters, including Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), her Prince (Chris Pine), her Stepmother (Christine Baranski), Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), and more!
‘Into The Woods’: A Number Of Changes Being Made From Stage To Screen
However, as highly anticipated as the film is, a number of changes being made from stage to screen have made diehard fans a little wary. While still dark, elements of Into The Woods have been Disney-fied in order to better appeal to children.
For example, the relationship between The Wolf and Little Red will no longer be sexual, Rapunzel will no longer meet a grisly death, and The Baker’s Wife will decidedly not be having an affair with Cinderella’s Prince.
However, we still have faith that the adaptation will be everything we’re hoping for! Otherwise, it will be a very grim (get it?) holiday season indeed.
Into The Woods comes out December 25; will you be ditching your family to see it in theaters? Let us know! (And be sure to check out our gallery for more amazing pics!)
— Amanda Michelle Steiner