MOVIE PREVIEW: Fresh, musical takes on Grimm fairy tales

Into the Woods ANL-150601-093139001
Into the Woods ANL-150601-093139001

INTO THE WOODS (PG, SHOWCASE CINEMAS PETERBOROUGH, FROM TOMORROW)

Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical (which puts a modern twist on several of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales), gets the big-budget Disney treatment by intertwining the plots of these famous stories – including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Meryl Streep stars as the witch looking to reverse a curse by procuring magical items from these tales – with Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick and James Corden in support – in this fantasy-adventure musical from the Oscar-nominated director of Chicago, Rob Marshall.