‘A grim fairy tale’
Gretel and Hansel is an upcoming American fantasy horror feature film directed by Oz Perkins (Incident at Fort Bragg; The Blackcoat’s Daughter; I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) from a screenplay co-written with Rob Hayes, loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Monster Party; Upgrade; Sinister) and Fred Berger (Autopsy of Jane Doe), partners at Automatik Entertainment, are producing.
A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil…
Gretel and Hansel will be released by Orion Pictures on January 31st 2020.
Cast and characters:
- Sophia Lillis … Gretel – IT: Chapter Two; Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase; IT
- Alice Krige … Holda
- Jessica De Gouw … Young Holda
- Charles Babalola … The Hunter
- Ian Kenny … Mounted Knight
- Samuel Leakey … Hansel (as Sammy Leakey)
- Abdul Alshareef … Yet Another Knight
- Manuel Pombo … Another Knight