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Anne Hathaway Joins ‘The Witches’

Deadline is reporting that Anne Hathaway had nabbed the role of the grand high witch in Robert Zameckis’ upcoming movie, The Witches.

Written by Roald Dahl, The Witches featured art by Quentin Blake and was published by Jonathan Cape in 1983. The tale centers on an eight-year-old British boy who moves in with his grandmother following the passing of his parents. The boy learns that his grandmother is a retired witch hunter and she shares the secrets of how to recognize them and a plan to eradicate them. The novel won the Whitbread Book Award in 1983. read more

Robert Zemeckis to Adapt ‘The Witches’ for Warner Brothers

According to Deadline Robert Zemeckis is in talks to write and direct a film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book The Witches. Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron are also said to be on board as producers of the film.

The Witches was a novel written by Roald Dahl with illustrations by Quentin Blake and published by Jonathan Cape in 1983. The story focuses on an eight-year-old British boy who goes to live with his Norwegian grandmother following the death of his parents. The boy learns that witches are real and they mean to kill human children. read more