Based on a popular book of the same name by Roald Dahl, a very well-known author of many books turned movies, The Witches has been confirmed to back to the theatres as a remake of the original 1990s film.
When is it releasing?
Directed and co-written by Robert Zemeckis, this children’s book turned movie, was initially going to release on October 16, 2020. Fortunately, the film got moved up by about a week to October 9, 2020, in the United States! However, a U.K date of release hasn’t been announced yet.
Who has been cast?
The cast has been officially announced, and we are super excited to see how this film ends up being like! Anne Hathaway is set to play the role of the incredibly iconic Grand High Witch. While Octavia Spencer has been cast as The Grandmother, Jahzir Bruno as The Boy, Stanley Tucci as Mr Stringer and Codie-Lei Eastick as Bruno Jenkins.
Charles Edwards has been cast as Mr, Jenkins, Morgana Robinson as Mrs Jenkins, Eugenia Caruso as Consuella, Simon Manyonda as Sous-Chef and Chris Rock is set to play an undisclosed role.
What is the plot?
All those who are working for The Witches have remained pretty tight-lipped about the plotline. However, Zemeckis, the Academy Award-winning director, has assured us that he is planning to follow the original work of Roald Dahl more than the original adaptation. Dahl had openly expressed his disapproval on watching the 1990s movie based on his novel, having notably stated that the film was “utterly appalling”.
We expect the plot to be more or less about the seven-year-old curious boy, who discovers that witches are living secretly in the world. At the same time, he accidentally comes across a witches’ meeting happening at a hotel, and attempts to stop them even after being transformed into a mouse!
The trailer hasn’t been released yet, and we are eagerly waiting to get the first look of Anne Hathaway as the evil witch. We hope this film turns out to be better than the first one and satisfies not only Dahl’s but also our expectations!