The Witches (2020) preview of Robert Zemeckis’ version and release news

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The Witches is a 2020 American comedy horror feature film about a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?; Back to the Future franchise) from a screenplay co-written with Kenya Barris and co-producer Guillermo del Toro, based on Allan Scott’s 1989 screenplay and Roald Dahl‘s 1973 novel of the same name.


In late 1967, a young orphaned boy (Jahzir Kadeem Bruno) goes to live with his Grandma (Octavia Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma 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 (Anne Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans…


Originally slated for a theatrical release, The Witches will debut on HBO Max on October 22nd 2020.

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Cast and characters:

Anne Hathaway … Grand High Witch
Octavia Spencer … Grandmother
Stanley Tucci … Mr Stringer
Chris Rock
Codie-Lei Eastick … Bruno Jenkins
Charles Edwards … Mr Jenkins
Morgana Robinson … Mrs Jenkins
Jahzir Kadeem Bruno
Eugenia Caruso … Consuella
Simon Manyonda … Sous Chef
Jonathan Livingstone … Raymond
Philippe Spall
Zeke Taylor … Danny Wests
Eurydice El-Etr … Samantha
Anna Devlin
Paul Leonard … Maitre’D – Luther
Jon Prophet … Officer Perry
Abi Adeyemi … Candy Witch
Miranda Sarfo Peprah … Young Grandma
Angus Wright … Waiter
Orla O’Rourke … Soairse
Joseph Zinyemba … Basketball Kid
Katie Hardwick … Scandinavian Flying Witch
Me’sha Bryan … Chambermaid
Anastasia Zabarchuk … Versatile Witch


The Witches – UK, USA, 1990 – reviews


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