Warner Brothers revealed the official trailer for Roald Dahl’s The Witches from Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis. The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (Les Misérable, Ocean’s 8) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, The Shape of Water), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games films, The Lovely Bones), with Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s Glee and BoJack Horseman) and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock. Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s Atlanta) also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick (Holmes & Watson).
Zemeckis’s film tells the darkly humorous tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.
The film is of course based on the book by Roald Dahl, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro.
The film is set to debut on HBOMax on October 22. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more on Roald Dahl’s The Witches.