Anne Hathaway Rumored To Play Grand High Witch In 'The Witches' Remake

I LOVED the original!

January 18, 2019

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The Witches was the first movie I ever saw in the movies. My dad thought it would be a great idea to take my sister and I to a scary one. I was 6 years old, thanks dad.

ANYWAY, I ended up really loving it! It's considered 'old fashioned' now, but it was recently on Netflix and other streaming services. Anjelica Huston was incredibly scary and creative as the Grand High Witch, but now it might be time to pass the torch.

For those who don't know about the story, It is based off of a 1973 novel by Roald Dahl, about a little boy who discovers a secret coven of witches. The witches hate children, so much that they try to rid the world of them. The original movie came out in 1990.

According to Variety, Director Robert Zemeckis, who is most famous for Back to the FutureForrest Gump, and Polar Express, among many others, has decided to remake the movie, and it's been rumored that Anne Hathaway will play the role of the Grand High Witch- the ringleader of the coven. I love this idea for many reasons, one being that I love Anne. But I'm extremely excited for her to play a villain... someone creery. I adore her as a princess and heroin, but this would be pretty different for her. I'm excited to see this older movie come to life in a newer view.

There is no production date yet, but I'm hopeful!