After months of hype, Into the Woods, director Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical, hits theaters on Christmas day.
Even though the film boasts an ensemble cast, most of the attention has been focused on everyone’s favorite actress, Meryl Streep, who plays a witch who inadvertently brings together many of Brothers Grimm’s beloved characters, including Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy).
While bewitching, Streep doesn’t run away with the film. Sure, she gets to sing some of the musical’s best numbers--and she did get one of the film’s two acting nominations at the 2015 Golden Globes--but there are at least seven other A-list stars who make use of their screen time.
And with so much buzz surrounding Streep, the film’s best moments are hers to lose. With that in mind, we rank the scene-stealing potential of the ensemble cast from most to least likely.