Anna Kendrick Sings 'Into the Woods' Song

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Actress and singer Anna Kendrick will appear in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, and Disney released the audio of one of the songs she will perform.

The track is called "On the Steps of the Palace," and in the film, Kendrick's Cinderella character sings it to her prince, played by Star Trek: Into Darkness star Chris Pine.

Stephen Sondheim is the composer of the original musical, and Kendrick commented about what it was like working with him - "I had a really great and unique experience with Sondheim," the 29-year-old remarked.

"He was around giving me new lyrics, and I stood there and tried not to mess them up! That was obviously really exciting to realize that the material was still living and breathing and that I got to be a part of a song that was changing for the film adaptation."

Here is Kendrick's rendition of "On the Steps of the Palace":

The film, a Walt Disney Pictures production, was adapted from a Tony Award-winning musical created by Sondheim and James Lapine. Into the Woods is an amalgam of various Grimm fairy tales, and concerns a childless couple who seek to break a hex they were cursed with by a sullen witch.

The script adds a different take on various established fantasies including Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella. Kendrick, who plays a brunette Cinderella, commented, “it’s sort of all the fairy tales more or less as you know them, you know, intersecting and creating some degree of chaos in the woods.”

The Twilight franchise actress, who garnered Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her work in 2009′s Up In The Air, added, “Cinderella is more or less the same story that we know for the first half of the movie. Then, of course, the second half is when all the characters have to come face to face with the consequences of their actions.”

Here is the trailer for Into the Woods:

Into the Woods was directed by Rob Marshall, and co-stars Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp. The film opens on Christmas day.

In related news, out of Kendrick's roughly two dozen tweets centered around the Thursday broadcast of Peter Pan Live!, the mostly profound would likely be a toss up between the following:

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