Anne Hathaway’s role in the upcoming Robert Zemeckis project, ‘The Witches,’ has been confirmed.
Hathaway will portray The Grand Witch, according to a report from Deadline. The film is the latest adaptation of the 1983 novel by Roald Dahl. The first adaptation was directed by Nicolas Roeg in 1990, with Anjelica Huston starring as the Grand High Witch. The report also adds that Viola Davis is said to be “circling the project as well.”
The film will be set in 1960’s Gothic South, with Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron serving as producers. In the 1990 film, a seven-year-old boy has a run-in with some real-life witches. Zemeckis’ version is said to be more focused on the original material from Dahl’s 1983 book.