The very first photos have leaked from the set of currently in production big screen movie musical INTO THE WOODS, a celluloid adaptation of the celebrated theatre classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.
Anna Kendrick, who is portraying Cinderella in the film, took to Twitter to quote the title song itself, writing, “The way is clear, the light is good….” #IntoTheWoods,” while posting an alluring and evocative shot of the forest where the cast and crew are currently filming the highly anticipated, Disney-produced tuner in the UK.
Also, earlier this month, Kendrick was spotted around town in between on location shoots attending London’s fashion week with her INTO THE WOODS co-star, fellow Broadway baby Mackenzie Mauzy.
Additionally, the INTO THE WOODS Wikipedia page now includes a fan-submitted photo of Rapunzel’s castle, currently under construction.
A half-historical, half-new construction utilizing a crumbling abbey – Waverley Abbey, in Farnham, Surrey – the castle reportedly will act as the tower in which the Witch (Streep) holds her daughter, Rapunzel (Mauzy), captive.
Filming on the Disney feature film is currently underway on soundstages at Shepperton Studios and on location in the UK, following soundtrack recording sessions conducted at the beginning of this month. For more information, check out BroadwayWorld’s coverage of Week 1 here.
The new confirmed complete cast for INTO THE WOODS is as follows: Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother and Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, with Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack.
Check out the original BroadwayWorld world premiere exclusive INTO THE WOODS film confirmed casting article here.
INTO THE WOODS is set to be released on December 25, 2014.
View the new on location photos from the set of INTO THE WOODS below.