Anne Hathaway Offered a Role in Robert Zemeckis' New Adaptation of THE WITCHES
Director Robert Zemeckis has been developing a new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic 1973 book The Witches for Warner Bros. Variety is reporting that Anne Hathaway has been offered one of the lead roles for the film, but she has yet to take the job or not. The actress is also in talks to join the new Sesame Street movie.
I like Hathaway, and The Witches seems like it would be an awesome project for her to jump on board. The script for the film was co-written by Zemeckis, his partner, Jack Rapke, along with Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water).
The story for The Witches follows a seven-year-old boy who has a run in with real-life witches. It’s said that Zemeckis’ version will be "more rooted in the original source material, while the Huston pic was a loose adaptation." Here's a description of the book:
This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!
Would you like to see Hathaway join The Witches film project?