Walt Disney has released the first photo of Meryl Streep in Into the Woods. As you can see from the below still, Streep is playing a witch that appears to be right out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. In fact, if that’s what you thought… you’d be dead on.
Into the Woods has just started production and is a musical that features Streep as a witch who seeks to reverse a curse so that her stunning good looks return. The production, according to Disney, is a “humorous and heartfelt musical, a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales.”
It explores the consequences of what happens to the characters of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, all weaved and connected through an original story that follows a baker and his wife… and the evil witch who cast a spell on them. And we all know that Streep can sing like an angel, as she did in Mamma Mia.
Into the Woods lands in theaters December 25, 2014. Merry Christmas, indeed.