By Marc Snetiker
Updated October 23, 2014 at 03:30 PM EDT
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What’s that? You wish for even more inside dish from the most anticipated movie musical of the year? Wish: granted.

Into the Woods—the sprawling fairy tale epic gracing this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly—promises to be one of the holiday season’s most magical films, thanks to its top-notch design team (featuring the folks behind Chicago) and an A-list cast that includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and James Corden.

But the beloved 1987 Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical didn’t translate easily to the screen, which meant a creative challenge for the designers and actors looking to reinvent the well-known story while also staying faithful to the original Broadway production.

In addition to picking up this week’s EW, check out an exclusive behind the scenes featurette with some of the talent involved in ushering the fantasy to its new home on the big screen. As Streep, Blunt, Depp, and more share their experiences on set, feast your eyes on a whole lot of never-before-seen footage from this year’s biggest musical.

Into the Woods

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  • PG
  • 124 minutes
  • Rob Marshall