We’ve got a couple of brief new promo spots to share with you for director Robert Zemeckis’ film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. They feature Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, who turns kids into mice.
Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.
Hathaway is joined by Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth, Codie-Lei Eastick, and Jahzir Bruno with Chris Rock lending his voice for adult narration.
Zemekis also co-wrote the script for the film with Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris, and I like what I’m seeing from the film! This looks like it’ll be a great adaptation of the book and I’m looking forward to watching it.
Alfonso Cuaron (The Revenant, Gravity) and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) are also executive producers on the project.
The Witches will be released on HBO Max on October 22nd!