She’s not nice, she’s just right, she’s the witch. Check out the first photo of Meryl Streep as The Witch in the upcoming film version of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods. Rob Marshall (Chicago) is directing the film, which started production this week in the U.K.
In the photo above, Streep takes on a terrifying yet high-style version of the character—which was originated by Bernadette Peters on Broadway in 1987—complete with yellowing talon-like nails and a feathery frock.
And in the 20 something years since they originally performed this song, they’ve only gotten more adorable.