Ronald Dahl’s The Witches – Jacqueline Levine, Executive Producer Interview – Warner Bros. Pictures - Director, Producer & Writer Robert Zemeckis – Writers Kenya Barris & Guillermo del Toro Chris Rock, Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanely Tucci,
Ronald Dahl's The Witches (also known as The Witches) is a 2020 dark fantasy comedy film directed by Robert...
Ronald Dahl's The Witches (also known as The Witches) is a 2020 dark fantasy comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis, Kenya Barris, and Guillermo del Toro. It is based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl and is the second feature-length adaptation of the novel, following the 1990 film of the same name directed by Nicolas Roeg. The film stars Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci, and is narrated by Chris Rock.
The Witches was made available on HBO Max in the United States on October 22, 2020, with a theatrical release in select international markets beginning on October 28, 2020. It received mixed reviews from critics, who deemed it inferior to Roeg's film, though the visual effects, production values, and the performances (particularly Hathaway and Spencer's) received praise.
Set in 1968 Alabama, an orphaned young 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 when he discovers her plan to turn all children into vermin. He and Grandma, with the help of two other children turned into mice named Bruno and Mary, must foil the witches' scheme and kill the Grand High Witch.