05:00 PM EDT 09/30/2013

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Boo! Why Is Meryl Streep Dolled Up Like a Witch?

Meryl Streep Stars as The Witch in Into the Woods: First Look

Originally posted 09/27/2013 09:15AM

Meryl Streep looks absolutely bewitching, doesn't she?

The multiple Oscar-winning actress, 64, known for her stunning physical transformations on film, looks like she has, ahem, nailed another one as The Witch in this first look at her menacing turn in Disney's upcoming live-action movie musical Into the Woods.

Stepping into the role Bernadette Peters first played in the original 1987 Broadway production, Streep looks spellbinding in menacing talons and a matted gray wig as her character seeks to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored.

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