Into the Woods script
Synopsis: As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch (Meryl Streep), a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.

on the stairwell. They’re junior versions of Mom.

STEPMOTHER:

YOU, CINDERELLA, THE FESTIVAL?/ YOU

WISH TO GO TO THE FESTIVAL?

FLORINDA and LUCINDA move to join their MOTHER.

FLORINDA LUCINDA

(overlapping)WHAT, YOU WISH TO GO TO THE

WHAT, YOU, CINDERELLA? THE FESTIVAL?

FESTIVAL? THE FESTIVAL?

STEPMOTHER/STEPSISTERS

THE FESTIVAL?!/ THE KING’S FESTIVAL!??

BAKER (V.O.)

And now she lived with her

stepmother...

STEPMOTHER:

THE FESTIVAL?!!!

BAKER (V.O.)

...who had two daughters of her own.

CINDERELLA rises and shyly retreats, but the STEPSISTERS

sweep around her menacingly.

FLORINDA:

(grabbing her hand)

LOOK AT YOUR NAILS!

LUCINDA:

(pulling on her)

LOOK AT YOUR DRESS!

STEPMOTHER:

PEOPLE WOULD LAUGH AT YOU!

CINDERELLA:

NEVERTHELESS-

STEPMOTHER/STEPSISTERS/CINDERELLA

SHE/YOU/I STILL WANT(S)/ WISH TO GO

THE FESTIVAL--/ AND DANCE BEFORE THE

PRINCE?!

They roar in derision.

BAKER (V.O.)

All three were beautiful of face, but

vile and black of heart.

EXT. JACK’S FARMHOUSE - DAY

JACK’S MOTHER, bedraggled, takes in the laundry.

BAKER (V.O.)

The young lad had no father, and his

mother-

JACK’S MOTHER

I WISH...

BAKER (V.O.)

Well, she was at her wit’s end-

JACK’S MOTHER

I WISH MY SON WERE NOT A FOOL./ I WISH

MY HOUSE WAS NOT A MESS./ I WISH THE

COW WAS FULL OF MILK./ I WISH THE

WALLS WERE FULL OF GOLD--/ I WISH A

LOT OF THINGS.

INT. JACK’S FARMHOUSE - DAY - CONTINUOUS

JACK’S MOTHER enters the house and stops dead in her tracks

when she sees the cow.

JACK’S MOTHER

What in heaven’s name are you doing

with the cow inside the house?

JACK:

I thought if he was nice and warm he

might produce some milk.

JACK’S MOTHER

It’s a she! How many times must I tell

you? Only shes can give milk!

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James Lapine

James Elliot Lapine (born January 10, 1949) is an American stage director, filmmaker, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He has won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical three times, for Into the Woods, Falsettos, and Passion. He has frequently collaborated with Stephen Sondheim and William Finn. more…

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