Anne Hathaway May Be The Grand High Witch for ‘The Witches’ Reboot

It’s no secret that Robert Zemeckis is working on a reboot of The Witches, based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 novel of the same name. There have been casting rumors swirling of course, but one seems to have a flash of truth to it.

Anne Hathaway in “Ocean’s 8”
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

According to Deadline, Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway may be on board to play The Grand High Witch in the project, a role played by Anjelica Houston in the 1990 movie version.

Zemeckis is writing the script for what will reportedly be “more faithful to the source material” adaptation of the story. He’ll be producing along with Jack Rapke via ImageMovers (their label), as well as Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro.

This is obviously not confirmed yet, but we’ll let you know if/when we hear anything about The Witches.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



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