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Into the Woods: Be Careful What You Wish For, Meryl Streep

Good morning! Today's Slacker Sunday post, a featurette for Into the Woods is really nothing more than a great big commercial for the movie based on Steven Sondheim's genius musical starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pines, James Corden and Johnny Depp. While I'm no fan of Disney's greed - must they plunk their name atop everything they do? - I have to admit this adaptation looks pretty fetching. I didn't see the Broadway production starring Bernadette Peters as the witch but I did see Cleo Lane's acclaimed performance in the part of the witch here in the Los Angeles production way back when. (Okay, it was the eighties) Meryl, I'm sure, wouldn't dream of comparing herself to Bernadette Peters or Cleo Lane in their glory days but I'm equally sure most Sondheim fans will admit to being more than intrigued. I know I am. And Chris Pines as the prince. He sings? 

Into the Woods opens Christmas Day!

Here's that featurette and following that a clip of Peters singing Stay with Me from the show. I couldn't find a good clip from the production of Cleo Lane but if you've ever heard that gorgeous, gravelly voice you know it can not be duplicated. Streep, the smart, super star actor is no copycat and will forge her own path Into the Woods, I'm sure. Because I couldn't bear to see the great Streep ripped apart by the critics like some in the cast of Les Miserables (poor Russell Crowe) were.