News Anne Hathaway Lands Role as the Grand High Witch in New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ Published 3 months ago on January 16, 2019 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Deadline is reporting today that American actress and singer Anne Hathaway has been cast to play the grand high witch in Robert Zemeckis’ new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1973 children’s fantasy novel The Witches. Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron will produce the new adaptation of Dahl’s story. The project will be more rooted in the original source material, while the Huston movie was a loose adaptation. Zemeckis version will take place in the ’60s Gothic South. In the original film: “While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, Helga, young Luke inadvertently spies on a convention of witches. The Grand High Witch reveals a plan to turn all children into mice through a magical formula. When they find that Luke has overheard, the witches test the formula on him. Now, with the help of Helga and the hotel manager, Mr. Stringer, Luke the mouse must fight back against the witches.” Viola Davis (Widows) is circling the project as well. Related Topics:Anne HathawayRobert ZemeckisThe WitchesViola Davis Up Next ‘Halloween’ Producer Ryan Turek “Would Love” to Work on Next ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie Don't Miss Pet Sematary Getting 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray Advertisement You may like Octavia Spencer Cast as Grandmother in New Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct New Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News17 hours ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Receives an R-Rating for Strong Sadistic Violence News20 hours ago [Trailer] Dee Wallace Returns to Battle Krites in ‘Critters Attack!’ News22 hours ago ‘Dream Warriors’ 6″ Freddy Krueger Figure Joins Mezco’s Designers Series News2 days ago Waxwork Records Gives Fans Another Chance to Own ‘Friday the 13th’ Soundtrack on Vinyl Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Warner Bros Releasing ‘Batman Returns’ 4K Blu-Ray in the UK This June News3 weeks ago Halloween Movies Digs Deep and Finds the Long Lost “Dr. Death” Opening to ‘Halloween 5’! News3 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Might Be Ready for Another ‘Halloween’ and Wants Micheal Myers to Return News4 weeks ago [Photo] ‘Jason Lives’ Icon CJ Graham Returns in Fan Film ‘Friday the 13th: Vengeance’ News2 weeks ago [Photo] Nick Castle Appears as Michael Myers Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago First Look at Asylum Entertainment’s Kaiju Film ‘Monster Island’ News20 hours ago [Trailer] Dee Wallace Returns to Battle Krites in ‘Critters Attack!’ News3 days ago ‘The Young Cannibals’ Trailer and Poster Summons an Unrelenting Supernatural Creature News1 week ago [Trailer] Hear Chucky Speak in Lars Klevberg’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Video Games1 week ago [Video] We Play and Review Indie Horror Game ‘The Padre’ from Shotgun With Glitters News2 weeks ago [Trailer] Memorial Documentary on Jason Voorhees Actor Steve Dash to Debut on YouTube Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!