Gretel & Hansel – Witchcraft Sneak Peak Featurette - The Brothers Grimm - Director Oz Perkins – Producers Brian Kavanaugh-Jones & Fred Berger – Writer Rob Hayes - Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey, Charles Babalola, Jessica De Gouw, Alice Krige – Onion Pictures
Gretel & Hansel (also known as Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale) is a 2020 dark fantasy horror film based...
Gretel & Hansel (also known as Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale) is a 2020 dark fantasy horror film based on the German folklore tale "Hansel and Gretel" by the Brothers Grimm. The film is directed by Oz Perkins, and produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Dan Kagan, with a screenplay by Rob Hayes. Sophia Lillis and Sam Leakey portray the title characters, alongside Charles Babalola, Jessica De Gouw, and Alice Krige. The story follows Gretel and Hansel as they enter a dark wood in order to find work and food, and stumble upon the home of a witch.
It was announced in October 2018 that Orion Pictures in Gretel & Hansel, a film adaptation based on the German folklore Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, with Perkins directing the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Hayes. At the same time, Lillis was set to star in the film, with other actors being added shortly after, and filming taking place between November and December 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.
Gretel & Hansel was released in North America on January 31, 2020, by Orion Pictures through United Artists Releasing. The film received favorable reviews from critics, with praise for its cinematography and visual effects, as well as performances and the horror elements, but criticism for the screenplay and pacing.
In the United States and Canada, the film was released alongside The Rhythm Section, and was projected to gross $4–7 million from 3,000 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $2.3 million on its first day (including $475,000 from Thursday night previews). It went on to debut to $6.1 million, finishing in fourth.