Meryl Streep Bewitches in 'Into the Woods' Poster

Meryl Streep in the poster for Into the Woods

Is Meryl Streep a good witch or a bad witch? Streep’s Into the Woods character isn’t quite so easy to categorize, but she certainly looks frightening in this newly unveiled poster. The image shows the three-time Oscar winner glowering from behind a thicket, with lines on her face, tangles in her gray hair, and long fingernails on her gnarled hands. Beneath her face is the movie’s title and tagline, “Be careful what you wish for.” (Into the Woods hits theaters on Dec. 25, so Merry Christmas!)

The Witch, a role originated on Broadway by Bernadette Peters in 1986, is much more demanding than Streep’s last musical performance in 2008’s Mamma Mia! Nonetheless, the 65-year-old actress has been ecstatic about the dark fairy-tale adaptation in interviews, gleefully boasting that composer Stephen Sondheim wrote a new song just for her. That song has reportedly been cut from the final movie, but will no doubt make an appearance on the soundtrack. Regardless, director Rob Marshall says that Streep will make blow everyone away with her Into the Woods singing.”I don’t think people will be remotely ready to hear her sing this material,” Marshall told EW. “The power from her is off the charts.”

Watch the first teaser for the movie below: