A family favourite returns this Halloween as the long-anticipated remake of Roald Dahl’s book, The Witches will premier later this month.
In the 2020 adaptation we will see Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, who is on a mission to turn the world’s children into mice and have them exterminated – starting with the ones in her hotel.
Jahzir Bruno stars as the orphaned protagonist whose Grandmother, portrayed by Octavia Spencer tries to protect him from the Grand High Witch and her well dressed coven.
The film comes thirty years after the famed original released in 1990 which starred Angelica Houston, which was more of a loose adaptation of the book and disliked by author Roald Dahl as it deviated from the original ending. However, the 2020 version is expected to follow the book more closely.
Anne Hathaway took to Instagram to tease fans with a glimpse of her witchy look in a video featuring her and her fellow cast members.
Anne says: “Here’s the thing you need to know about witches.
“They’re real. They’re here, and they live amongst us.”
The other cast members go on to explain that witches have hands not claws, they don’t have any toes, they have large nostrils, are all bald underneath their wigs and have elongated mouths.
During the short clip we are shown snippets of some of these details including a glimpse of Anne showing off a smile that would give the joker a run for his money.
The film will be available to stream in the UK via Premium Video On Demand (likely to include Amazon Prime Video, iTunes and the Google Play store) from Monday, October 26.