Two final items, and then no more Into the Woods postings until after the holidays. The movie’s release is only a few days away, so it’s time for me to start obsessing about something else. I hear there’s a show called Better Call Saulthat I might be interested in catching….
Obsessed much? Yeah, I’ll admit it. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited about the release of a film. Into the Woods has always been one of my two favourite Sondheim musicals. (Sweeney Todd, obviously.)
Opens on Christmas, but I’ll wait to see it until after the first of the year.
Disney Studios hosted a bi-coastal sneak preview of Into the Woods last night, with simultaneously screenings in New York and at Disney Studios in Burbank. Reviews of the film are embargoed until mid-December, but Pete Hammond has posted a long, detail-rich article titled “Into The Woods” Sings Its Way Straight Into The Oscar Race at Deadline Hollywood. There was a post-screening Q&A featuring director Rob Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine, and cast members Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tracy Ullman, Chris Pine, and James Corden.
It’s v much worth reading!
Hammond mentions the aborted Penny Marshall plan to film Into the Woods back in the 90s. Looking at the cast list, I stand by the comment I posted last year: