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Emily Blunt, James Corden, and Anna Kendrick go Into The Woods in first trailer

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Emily Blunt

, Anna Kendrick, and

James Corden

realise they should have been careful what they wished for in this first trailer for Disney's hotly anticipated adaptation


Originally a Tony award-winning musical,

Into the Woods

weaves together several of the Grimm brothers' fairy tales into one stroy which explores the consequences of wishes made.

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Meryl Streep in Into The Woods

The original story begins with the Baker (James Corden) and the Baker's wife (Emily Blunt) and their interaction with the evil old witch (

Meryl Streep

) who has placed a curse of the couple, leaving them childless. Soon Cinderella (

Anna Kendrick

), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) all become bound together with the couple, as they attempt to break the witch's spell.

James Cordon and Emily Blunt play a childless couple in Into The Woods

The story is a heartfelt comedy that focuses on the legacies that are left for children, although

this first trailer highlights the creepy nature of Meryl Streep's evil witch.

We also hear the oft-repeated lyric "I wish" throughout this trailer by various characters, although disappointingly, there's no singing involved in this first clip.Meryl, James and Anna however have all proven their abilities in

Mammia Mia!

, the stage version of

Les Miserables


Pitch Perfect


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Anna Kendrick as Cinderella in Into The Woods
Johnny Depp takes on the role of the Big Bad Wolf, although he remains hidden in this short trailer, with only a glimpse of his paws, and Star Trek actor Chris Pine plays Cinderella's Prince Charming. Into The Woods will be released in the UK in 2015. 

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