From Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) comes the fantasy adventure “Roald Dahl’s The Witches.”
Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.
The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, Ocean’s 8) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, The Shape of Water), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games films, The Lovely Bones), with Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s Glee and BoJack Horseman) and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock. Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s Atlanta) also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick (Holmes & Watson).