We’ve all been waiting for a film version of Into the Woods for approximately forever now and who better to play the beloved part of the witch than God... sorry, I meant Meryl Streep. Not that there’s a big difference anyway. 

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep as The Witch. Is this the best thing ever? Yes. Yes, it is.

The Disney flick screened on both coasts on Saturday, in Los Angeles and Burbank. It was just a press screening unfortunately, but just to reassure any desperate musical theatre fans among our readers – Into the Woods is coming to a screen near you as soon as Christmas Day. Or soon thereafter, if you live outside the US.

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The film is already slated as a contender for the 2015 Oscars, as you’d expect from a Meryl Streep flick coming out in December. The screening was followed by a Q&A with director Rob Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine and key cast members, according to Deadline. Alongside Streep, the cast also includes Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine.

Watch the trailer for Into the Woods below.

According to Deadline’s early review, the movie strikes just the right balance between staying faithful to the source material and reinventing it for a new crop of excitable children, teens and the new grownups, who just want a bit of Meryl Streep-enhanced nostalgia. So, good. Good. Go see Into the Woods this Christmas and have your life completely transformed.