Maybe It's Magic! "Into the Woods" Among American Film Institute's Top 11 Films of the Year

News   Maybe It's Magic! "Into the Woods" Among American Film Institute's Top 11 Films of the Year
 
The film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, which will debut Christmas Day, is among the American Film Institute's top 11 films of the year.

Meryl Streep
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The non-competitive AFI Awards acknowledge the "collaborative nature of film and TV production, bringing the community's creative teams together in a unique celebration of their work."

This year's list includes ten television programs and, for the first time in AFI Awards history, 11 motion pictures. The 2014 honorees are deemed by AFI's jury to be culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements.

Movies of the year include "American Sniper," "Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," "Boyhood," "Foxcatcher," "The Imitation Game, " "Interstellar," "Into the Woods," "Nightcrawler," "Selma," "Unbroken" and "Whiplash."

Television programs of the year include "The Americans," "Fargo," "Game of Thrones," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Jane the Virgin," "The Knick," "Mad Men," "Orange is the New Black" and "Silicon Valley."

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Directed by Rob Marshall, the cast includes 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, Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife, Meryl Streep as The Witch and Anna Kendrick as Cinderella.

Kendrick recently discussed being on set with Sondheim during the "Into the Woods" filming with Playbill magazine.

Streep also recently spoke with Playbill.com about her work on the film and collaborating with Sondheim.

James Corden revealed to Playbill magazine why the Sondheim song "Rainbows" was cut, and Emily Blunt talked about hiding her real-life baby bump during filming.

Click here for the article in which director Marshall explains various changes made to the film adaptation.

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