Go Behind-the-Scenes of "Into the Woods" With Director Rob Marshall in Exclusive Bonus Featurette (Video)

News   Go Behind-the-Scenes of "Into the Woods" With Director Rob Marshall in Exclusive Bonus Featurette (Video) A new "Into the Woods" bonus featurette has been released by Disney exploring how director Rob Marshall worked to bring Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Broadway musical to the screen.

Meryl Streep and MacKenzie Mauzy
Meryl Streep and MacKenzie Mauzy Photo by Disney

Directed by Marshall, the film adaptation features Meryl Streep as the Witch with Tony Award winner James Corden as the Baker, Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife and Tony Award nominee Anna Kendrick as Cinderella. It will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD March 24.

The Blu-ray and select digital releases will include "She'll Be Back," a song penned by Sondheim for Streep to perform as The Witch in the film. The song, which was shot and later cut from the film prior to release, "sheds a little more light on the Witch’s relationship with Rapunzel," according to Disney.

View the featurette below:

 

Also promised are the following bonus features, with details below: "There's Something About The Woods"
"Journey into this mysterious forest to discover how this compelling, new musical was made. Meet Director Rob Marshall and his award-winning team of artists and craftspeople, see how the woods were brought to life…and what they represent to the story...and to all of us."
"The Cast As Good As Gold"
"Emily Blunt. Anna Kendrick. Chris Pine. James Corden. Johnny Depp. Meryl Streep. Meet the remarkable cast of this musical movie, and hear of their affinity for this Broadway classic."
"Deeper Into The Woods"
Journey even further into the development of the film in these 4 segments: "From Stage To Screen," "Magic of the Woods," "Designing the Woods" and "The Costumes of the Woods."

Additional features include filmmaker commentary from director Marshall and producer John DeLuca, as well as direct access to songs in the film (including optional sing-along lyrics) and "5 Golden Eggs," which will reveal Easter Eggs (intentional and often hidden insider references, or jokes for devoted fans).

The DVD release will solely include the "Deeper Into the Woods" featurette.

Streep, Blunt, Kendrick and Corden recently spoke with Playbill magazine about their own wishes, collaborating with Stephen Sondheim and finding their own "happy ever after."

Also in the cast are Simon Russell Beale as the Baker's Father, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Christine Baranski as Stepmother, Annette Crosbie as Granny, Joanna Riding as Cinderella's Mother, Richard Glover as The Steward, Frances De La Tour as The Giant, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Johnny Depp as The Wolf and Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother.

"Into the Woods," according to press notes, "is a modern twist on 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, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them."

The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," "On the Steps of the Palace," "No One Is Alone" and "Agony," among others.

The film cuts songs such as "I Guess This Is Goodbye/Maybe They're Magic," "Ever After" and "No More," among others. Click here for the article in which director Marshall explains various changes made to the film adaptation.

The production team includes Dion Beebe as director of photography, Dennis Gassner as production designer and Colleen Atwood as costume designer.

Click here for critics' reviews of the film adaptation.

For more exclusive "Into the Woods" coverage on Playbill.com, including interviews with Kendrick, Blunt, Pine, Corden, Marshall, Streep and more, click here.

Visit Movies.Disney.com/Into-The-Woods.

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