News Anne Hathaway Lands Role as the Grand High Witch in New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ Published 9 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’ 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Direct New Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News2 days ago Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Maniac Cop” Will Be a Cocaine-Fueled, Neon-Soaked Universe Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Arrow Video Releasing Vincent Price ‘Six Gothic Tales’ Movie Collection on UK Blu-Ray News3 days ago Tommy Doyle Actor Anthony Michael Hall Grasps a Baseball Bat on the Set of ‘Halloween kills’ News3 days ago Danielle Harris Says Adam Green is Planning Two More ‘Hatchet’ Sequels News4 days ago Laura Vandervoort Spreads Bloodthirsty Virus in New ‘Rabid’ Remake Trailer News4 weeks ago Cassandra Peterson Confirms One More ‘Elvira’ Movie is in the Works Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago 88 Films Reveals Final Cover Artwork for ‘Christmas Evil’ and ‘Terror Train’ UK Blu-Rays News2 weeks ago Old School Michael Myers Stalks the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina News3 days ago Tommy Doyle Actor Anthony Michael Hall Grasps a Baseball Bat on the Set of ‘Halloween kills’ News4 weeks ago [Gallery] Own HCG’s Exclusive Michael Myers Life-Size Bust This October News4 days ago Laura Vandervoort Spreads Bloodthirsty Virus in New ‘Rabid’ Remake Trailer News2 weeks ago Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer’s Halloween Horror ‘Trick’ Gets Stabby Trailer News2 weeks ago Take a Look at Young Danny Torrance in New ‘Doctor Sleep’ Featurette News4 weeks ago Watch New 6 Minute Featurette for Shudder’s “Creepshow” TV Series News1 month ago Jamie Lee Curtis Promises “Sensational” End to the ‘Halloween’ Trilogy Trending Editorials4 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!