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Rob Marshall, the man behind “Chicago” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” taking a stab at horror? Not quite, though that’s what I thought when I heard the title of Marshall’s new movie, “Into the Woods”.
According to the press release, though, “Into the Woods” will be based on the popular play of the same name, and “weaves together the story of several of the most beloved fairytales (Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel) into the original story of a Baker and his wife who try to reverse a curse on their family in order to have a child, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests and their desire for “happily ever after.””
It was apparently a big-time musical that won tons of awards, though obviously being the uncultured type, I’d never heard of it.
Rob Marshall will direct and produce the film for Disney. It’ll apparently be a musical, because the film will feature Stephen Sondheim’s original music. In case, you know, you were wondering. Similar to what Marshall did with “Chicago”, I reckon.
Here’s a little taste in case you’re oblivious like me: