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On the heels of set photos appearing this morning, Disney has released the first official still from Into the Woods. In it we see Meryl Streep as The Witch!

In the photo, Streep is up in a tree and hunched over looking at subjects below. She has long, gray hair only matched in length by her nails.

UPDATE: Click the photo to see it in high-res!

Meryl Streep as The Witch in Into The Woods

Into the Woods officially went into production last week and holds a star-studded cast made up of Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Streep, and many others. The film will open in theaters December 25, 2014. Original show writer Stephen Sondheim wrote an entirely new song for the film, but it will include many classics including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone,” and “Agony.”

The show premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony Awards for best score, best book and best actress in a musical.

Writes Disney, “‘Into the Woods’ is 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 humorous and 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.”

  • RussellTurner

    Omg…OMG!!! LOVE THIS!! I can’t wait till next year!!!

  • Sarah

    She looks amazing! It doesn’t change the fact that a majority of the casting is disappointing if not horrifying.

  • Jill

    Seems like it should be good. I like the cast but I guess we will see.

  • normalizboring

    anyone have a time machine I can borrow?

  • Guest

    I love the cast (mostly) and this is a musical I love…but the Disney name is scaring me. I just hope they don’t

  • BryBryTheNiceGuy

    This is a musical I love, but the Disney name scares me. I hope they don’t cut out all the twisted stuff!

  • Mrs_Badcrumble

    Meryl as a Witch? Now that sounds awesome!

  • Daughter Of Eve

    I bet Streep will pick up an Oscar nomination for this portrayal which will be nothing short of amazing.

  • DylanM

    Well, this will definitely be an amazing movie. We know this because Streep is in it. And there is no such thing as a bad Streep movie.

    • Riana-Tiana Menezes

      Cough *Mama Mia* cough

      • DylanM

        Haha. I literally have seen maybe 2 Meryl Streep movies. That one not included.

  • Raye

    Why is Chris Pine the Prince.
    He must. He just must! It’s tradition!
    And Anna as Cinderella? Who are they trying to impress? Seriously? This play was before all the Disney Renaissance, so I hope they don’t try to make it into “Enchanted” or “Once upon a time”.

    This is a very deep play with a lot of humor. It’s has a pedophile, a unfaithful prince, and overall . . . loss of Innocence. They might try to keep it innocent though.
    Gosh. Dreams= killed

  • Lauren

    She looks so much like Latrine *the witch* from Robin Hood Men in Tights. Haha. Love it!

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