News Anne Hathaway Lands Role as the Grand High Witch in New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ Published 1 year 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’ Warner Bros. Sets October, 2020 Release for New Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct New Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News2 hours ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot News1 day ago Producer Jason Blum Hypes Up ‘Halloween Kills’: “It was SO good. So good.” News2 days ago Trailer for the Jordan Peele-Produced ‘Candyman’ Reboot Could Be Arriving Next Week News2 days ago Bruce Campbell Says Creepy New ‘Evil Dead’ Movie Might Film Later This Year News2 days ago [Image] David Howard Thornton Teases Kick Ass Finale to ‘Terrifier 2’ News3 weeks ago Non-Spoiler Details from Thursday Nights Test Screening of ‘Halloween Kills’ News3 weeks ago James Jude Courtney Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ Intensity: “We Pumped Up the Volume on This One” News4 weeks ago Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween Kills’ Will Test Screen This Thursday in Los Angeles News6 days ago Blumhouse is About to Begin Working on ‘Halloween Ends’ News2 weeks ago Jason Blum Says the Canvas of ‘Halloween Kills’ is Very Large News2 hours ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot News2 weeks ago [Trailer] Eric Dean Hordes’ Throwback Horror ‘Trolls World’ Brings Back ‘Troll 2’ Actor George Hardy News3 weeks ago James Jude Courtney Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ Intensity: “We Pumped Up the Volume on This One” News3 weeks ago [Trailer] Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson Team to Solve Grisly Murders in ‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ News1 month ago Jamie Lee Curtis Had to Adapt to Some Limitations and Interesting Changes in ‘Halloween Kills’ Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!