Robert Zemeckis directs remake of Roald Dahl’s The Witches

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Robert Zemeckis directs remake of Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Anne Hathaway stars as the Grand High Witch, alongside Octavia Spencer and newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno

A new trailer has just dropped for Robert Zemeckis’ magical retelling of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story The Witches, starring Anne Hathaway.

Zemeckis, best known for the Back To The Future trilogy, Forrest Gump and The Polar Express, is at the helm of this remake of Dahl’s beloved story, which was first adapted for the big screen in 1990 and starred Angelica Houston.

Hathaway takes on the role of the evil Grand High Witch, who plots to rid the world of all children in the world by turning them into mice, but she doesn’t anticipate her plans will be thwarted by one brave young boy (played by newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno) and his loving grandmother (Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer).

The Witches will be released later this month on HBO Max in the US, with a UK date yet to be announced.

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