New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ Still Happening and Anne Hathaway Has Been Offered a Role

We had learned earlier this year that Robert Zemeckis would be directing a new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, first adapted by the late Nicolas Roeg back in 1990, with both Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron on board to produce. Talk about a power team, eh?

An update from Variety this week lets us know that Anne Hathaway has been offered a role in the film. The site writes, “the actress is fielding an offer for Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches.”

Granted, that doesn’t mean she’ll take it, but it’s good to know this one is moving along.

Based on the 1973 novel, the film follows a seven-year-old boy who has a run in with real-life witches. Zemeckis’ version will be more rooted in the original source material, which had a much darker, franchise-beginning finale (the young boy remains a mouse and must spend his short life hunting and killing all of those registered in the Grand High Witch’s address book).

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Aviron Pictures Releases New Trailer for Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey Thriller ‘Serenity’

Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey last dazzled audiences with their stellar performances in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Now, they’ve reteamed for a dark new thriller called Serenity. The movie takes place on a beautiful island paradise, reminiscent of the tropical locale of I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. In a new trailer for the film, Hathaway’s mysterious lady in white asks a breathy McConaughey to kill her husband for ten million dollars. What could possibly go wrong!? Spoiler alert: there will be blood!

You can watch the new clip for yourself below:

Serenity hits theaters on January 25th, 2018. The film is written and directed by Steven Knight, and also stars Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong, and Diane Lane. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of Serenity as soon as it breaks!

 

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