Meryl Streep is a witch in first image from Into The Woods

Disney musical begins filming

The first image has arrived online from Disney's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's stage musical Into The Woods, featuring a bedraggled-looking Meryl Streep as The Witch.

The film will retell a series of classic fairy tales, all interwoven with the primary narrative of a simple baker and his wife attempting to shake off a witch's curse and start a family.

Streep is said sorceress, and from the look of this first image, a very fearsome one she will make too…

Streep is just one part of an all-star cast, with Johnny Depp appearing as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Prince Charming and James Corden and Emily Blunt as the baker and his wife.

Directed by Rob Marshall and co-starring Frances de la Tour, Lucy Punch and Tracey Ullman, Into The Woods will open in the US on Christmas Day 2014, with a UK date to be confirmed.

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