When director-producer Rob Marshall set out to bring beloved musical Into the Woods to the big screen, he brought in the big guns to begin.
“I started with Meryl Streep first. That was key. That sort of aligns the stars, and everyone starts to be interested,” Marshall tells PEOPLE. “One of the great things about the piece is that it’s a huge cast, so there’s a big ensemble and wonderful parts to fill. It was exciting to put the whole team together.”