Meryl Streep as The Witch
In a normal fairy tale, The Witch would be the villain, but Into the Woods is more complicated than that. At times, yes, she is an adversary, but The Witch is just as human as the characters who cross her path.
James Corden as The Baker
The Baker is the ostensible hero of the story, but he does plenty of unheroic things. And while he initially insists on keeping his wife out of the mix, he comes to realize that he can’t survive without her.
Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife
Like The Baker, The Baker’s Wife is an original character, although she’s a type in countless fairy tales. The story is largely propelled by her desire for a child — she’s more driven and assertive than her husband.
Anna Kendrick as Cinderella
All Cinderella wants is to go to the Prince’s ball — but she doesn’t know that also meant landing a Prince. In Into the Woods, Cinderella does marry her Prince, but she learns being a Princess isn’t everything she’d hoped for.
Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince
On paper, Cinderella’s Prince seems perfect. But beneath his considerable charm, there’s a spoiled young man whose birth makes him believe he can take anything — and anyone — he wants.
Johnny Depp as The Wolf
To underscore the metaphorical implications of Little Red Riding Hood’s story, The Wolf in Into the Woods is a drooling, lustful creature whose hunger for Little Red Riding Hood is darker than what you might expect.
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