Into the Woods (film) A modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Directed by Rob Marshall. Released on December 25, 2014. Stars Johnny Depp (the wolf), Meryl Streep (witch), James Corden (baker), Emily Blunt (baker’s wife), Anna Kendrick (Cinderella), Lilla Crawford (Little Red Riding Hood), Daniel Huttlestone (Jack), MacKenzie Mauzy (Rapunzel), Tracey Ullman (Jack’s mother). 125 min. Based on the Broadway musical by James Lapine and Steven Sondheim. Filmed in widescreen format.