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Meryl Streep joins Mary Poppins Returns cast

Have some more major casting news for that Mary Poppins sequel in the works over at Walt Disney Studios. We already know that Mary Poppins will be played by Emily Blunt (who can act circles around just around anyone) and Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Jack,… Read More »Meryl Streep joins Mary Poppins Returns cast

See Meryl Streep’s cut song from Disney’s “Into The Woods”

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One of the big worries about translating Stephen Sondheim’s play from stage to screen was what, if any, songs would be cut. It didn’t make it through unscathed, but there was one song that was cut that wasn’t even in the original musical. There was a beautiful song that Stephen Sondheim wrote for Meryl Streep, unfortunately it slowed the film down just at the moment things were picking up. So it had to go.

The good news is they filmed it and you’ll get to see it on the “Into the Woods” Blu-Ray or, as it turns out, you can get a preview right here.

For a new song, it definitely fits into the overall tone of the movie. Pre-order your Blu-ray combo pack here and it will arrive on March 24.

Plot synopsis below the jump:

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Disney’s Into The Woods DVD / Blu-Ray Features & Release Date Announced

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It was the surprise hit of the new year, Disney’s cinematic version of Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods musical enchanted audiences with the modern twist of beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. On March 24th, you’ll be able to take home your own copy of the movie on DVD or Blu-Ray. Pre-order on Amazon.com today for home delivery on the 24th.

intothewoods-dveThe special features including an exclusive, never-before-seen original song written for the movie by Stephen Sondheim with lyrics by James Lapine. “She’ll be Back” was eventually cut from the film, but not before Meryl Streep recorded it for the movie.

In addition to Streep, the talent cast included Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Lika Crawford, and Daniel Huttlestone. Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch’s (Streep) curse. With an all-star cast, this spellbinding adventure is everything you could ever wish for!

More details on what will be found on the Blu-Ray and DVD are below the jump:

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Watch “Stay with Me” clip from Disney’s Into The Woods

Disney has released a little clip from it’s December 25th release of the Sondheim musical “Into the Woods.” It features a few behind the scenes moments setting up the clip and then you get Meryl Streep, as The Witch, singing “Stay With Me.” We knew… Read More »Watch “Stay with Me” clip from Disney’s Into The Woods

“Into the Woods” first trailer plus 12 new photos from the movie

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The first trailer for Disney’s live action musical film version of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” just dropped today. The US version is exclusive to iTunes trailers, but you can watch the nearly identical version from Disney’s Australia youtube channel. Just keep in mind it opens on Christmas in America.

Beautiful music, but no singing. I don’t know why not, there will be singing in the movie. The big-screen adaptation includes 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.

12 new photos from the movie, plus the new full synposis for the movie below the jump

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