Into the Woods - Meryl Streep as the Witch

Into the Woods is a sort of kitchen-sink fairy tale adaptation, combining the stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood with a big Steven Sondheim soundtrack and a massive star-studded cast. But the latest Into the Woods poster keeps things very simple. Check it out after the jump.

Disney revealed the new Into the Woods poster. Keep an eye on the film’s Facebook page for more updates.

Into the Woods poster

Mostly what this poster tells us is that even out of a high-profile cast that also includes Johnny Depp and Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep is Into the Woods‘ biggest, most marketable name. She’s not actually a protagonist — those would be the duo of James Corden and Emily Blunt as the Baker and his wife.

The story follows the couple as they embark on a journey to undo a curse so they can have children. En route, they cross paths with all sorts of other familiar fairy tale characters. There have been differing reports about whether Rob Marshall‘s film stays faithful to Sondheim and James Lapine‘s original Broadway show, but at least that cast looks promising.

Into the Woods opens December 25.

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.

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