Knowing Chris Pine is the prince to Blunt's 'baker's wife', that news makes me live happily forever after, indeed."When the conversation with the teachers occurred, I had not yet seen a full rough cut of the movie. Coincidentally, I saw it immediately after leaving the meeting and, having now seen it a couple of times, I can happily report that it is not only a faithful adaptation of the show, it is a first-rate movie.And for those who care, as the teachers did, the Prince's dalliance is still in the movie, and so is "Any Moment."
Blunt in the brief clip, below, concurs. FYI, Into the Woods also features a new song "Rainbows" plus another new song written for the character of The Witch, played by Meryl Streep.
And since the articles - read 'em in full below — go to great lengths vis a vis the casts' credits, I'll copy and past them for you here. Although I must say, if you're going to talk about Emily Blunt, you have to include The Edge of Tomorrow, her BRILLIANT kick-ass female warrior role costarring opposite Tom Cruise. Still one of my favorite, fun films of the year, as I told you in my take on the movie last June.
Rob Marshall ("Chicago," Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") directs the film, based on the Tony-winning original musical by Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and Sondheim, who provides music and lyrics.
The cast includes Emily Blunt ("Looper," "The Young Victoria," "The Devil Wears Prada") as the Baker's Wife, James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors) as the Baker, Anna Kendrick ("Pitch Perfect," "Up in the Air") as Cinderella, Chris Pine ("Star Trek Into Darkness," "Jack Ryan") as Cinderella's Prince, Johnny Depp ("Pirates of the Caribbean," "The Lone Ranger," "Sweeney Todd") as the Wolf, Daniel Huttlestone ("Les Misérables") as Jack, Lilla Crawford (Annie) as Little Red, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, Christine Baranski ("Mamma Mia!," "The Good Wife") as the Stepmother, MacKenzie Mauzy (Next to Normal) as Rapunzel and Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) as Rapunzel's Prince.
Check out Sondheim's initial revelations about plot changes via Playbill here, and his response after the big D. got wind of what he'd said.
Into the Woods Trailer #2