First official look at Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp in Disney's upcoming musical fantasy film "Into the Woods" is unleashed. The "Pitch Perfect" actress will play Cinderella and the "Pirates the Caribbean" actor will portray the infamous wolf from Red Riding Hood tale.
"Anna Kendrick brings a modern sensibility to Cinderella," director Rob Marshall said to PEOPLE. "Because she has theater chops, it was fantastic to be able to have her on this. She really is an amazing singer. I was so thrilled to see the vulnerability and the humor she brought to the role."
"Johnny loved the idea of playing the Big Bad Wolf," the helmer added. "He had such fun with it. He becomes the Wolf. His song is THE SONG."
Other stills reveal Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lilla Crawford as the Red Riding Hood, and Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince Charming. There is also a new image of Meryl Streep as the Witch who curses the baker and his wife played by James Corden and Emily Blunt respectively.
The couple sets out a journey into the woods to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch. They have to gather four magical elements she demands, a lock of Rapunzel's hair, milk from a magic cow, Red Riding Hood's cape, and one of Cinderella's slippers.
"It was so exciting to hear Meryl sing that material," Marshall gushed. "The match is off the charts." He also praised Pine, "Chris Pine has a voice like a full-bodied bottle of wine. He sounds like Frank Sinatra. The first time I heard his voice it was like 'wow!' He's so funny in this role. He's so full of it and arrogant."
The fairytale crossover is based on the Broadway musical of the same name by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. It will be released in U.S. theaters on December 25. Lapine writes the script. The trailer for the movie is expected to arrive sometime soon.