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Into the Woods is a American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall , and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim 's Broadway musical of the same name. Inspired by the Grimm Brothers ' fairy tales of " Little Red Riding Hood ", " Cinderella ", " Jack and the Beanstalk ", and " Rapunzel ", the film is a fantasy genre centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch. Ultimately, the characters are forced to experience the consequences of their actions. After several unsuccessful attempts by other studios and producers to adapt the musical to film, Disney announced in that it was producing an adaptation, with Marshall directing and John DeLuca serving as producer. Principal photography commenced in September , and took place entirely in the United Kingdom , including at Shepperton Studios in London. A baker and his wife wish for a child but suffer under a curse laid upon the baker's family by a Witch who found the baker's father robbing her garden when his mother was pregnant.
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The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales , exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from " Little Red Riding Hood ", " Jack and the Beanstalk ", " Rapunzel ", and " Cinderella ", as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family the original beginning of The Grimm Brothers' "Rapunzel" , their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey. The musical has since been produced many times, with a US national tour, a West End production, a tenth anniversary concert, a Broadway revival, a London revival,  and in as part of New York City's outdoor Shakespeare in the Park series. The Narrator introduces four characters: Cinderella , who wishes to attend the King's festival; Jack wishes his cow, Milky White, would give milk; a Baker and his Wife wish to have a child; Little Red Ridinghood  wishes for bread to bring her grandmother. The Baker's neighbor, an ugly old witch , reveals the couple is infertile from a curse she cast on his father for stealing her vegetables, including magic beans.