‘The Witches’ First Trailer Arrives Online & Gets HBO Max Release

The film based on the classic Roald Dahl book comes from Robert Zemeckis.

Anne Hathaway stars in the first trailer for The Witches as Warner Bros. announce the film will arrive in the U.S. on HBO Max later this month.

HBO Max surprised audiences with the first full trailer for The Witches remake from legendary director Robert Zemeckis, which stars Anne Hathaway as the villainous Grand High Witch who wants to turn the world’s children into mice. While the film will get a theatrical release internationally, HBO Max revealed that U.S. audiences will be able to watch The Witches on the streaming service from later on this month.

The first trailer for the film shows off the reimagined setting for The Witches, moving the film from its original English location to 1960s Alabama. While Anne Hathaway is clearly having fun with the role, Octavia Spencer also stars as the young boy’s grandmother and Stanley Tucci plays the hotel’s manager. Hathaway’s monstrous look as the villain is only hinted at in the footage, but with horror maestro Guillermo Del Toro on writing duties alongside Zemeckis and Kenya Barris, hopefully she has a truly terrifying look lying underneath her grand facade. The film arrives on HBO Max on October 22 and debuts theatrically overseas from October 28. Take a look at The Witches trailer below.

What are you excited to see from this new version 0f The Witches? Do you like the cast in the new remake? What do you think about the original film? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Witches:

Set in 1960s Alabama, a little boy stumbles across a conference of witches while staying with his grandmother at a hotel, and gets transformed into a mouse by the Grand High Witch.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis from script by Kenya Barris, Guillermo Del Toro and Robert Zemeckis based on the story of the same name by Roald Dahl, the film stars Jahzir Kadeem Bruno, Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Chenoweth and Chris Rock.

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Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

Eammon Jacobs

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