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The Witches (2020)


Coming Out at October 22, 2020 on HBO MAX

Adventure, Comedy, Family

Zemeckis reimagines Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience. Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, 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.

Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro.  Zemeckis is also producing, alongside Jack Rapke, del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Luke Kelly.  Serving as executive producers are Jacqueline Levine, Marianne Jenkins, Michael Siegel, Gideon Simeloff and Cate Adams.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Robert Zemeckis (screenplay), Roald Dahl (novel), Kenya Barris (screenplay), Allan Scott (based on the 1990 film “The Witches” screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay)

Stars: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, Codie-Lei Eastick, Charles Edwards, Morgana Robinson


Anne HathawayGrand High Witch
Octavia SpencerGrandmother
Stanley TucciMr. Stringer
Chris Rock
Codie-Lei EastickBruno Jenkins
Charles EdwardsMr. Jenkins
Morgana RobinsonMrs. Jenkins
Jahzir Bruno
Eugenia CarusoConsuella
Simon ManyondaSous Chef
Jonathan LivingstoneRaymond
Philippe Spall
Zeke TaylorDanny Wests
Eurydice El-EtrSamantha
Anna Devlin
Paul LeonardMaitre’D – Luther
Jon ProphetOfficer Perry
Abi AdeyemiCandy Witch
Miranda Sarfo PeprahYoung Grandma
Angus WrightWaiter
Orla O’RourkeSoairse
Joseph ZinyembaBasketball Kid
Katie HardwickScandinavian Flying Witch
Me’sha BryanChambermaid
Anastasia ZabarchukVersatile Witch
Kristin Chenoweth
Jimmy StarWaiter
Kenny-Lee MbanefoRestaurant Cook
Debbie BridgeScary Smile Witch
Van HuWitch
Amber FlanaganEsmerelda
Rachel Sophia-AnthonyShop customer

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