The adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story of The Witches by Robert Zemeckis is bypassing its theatrical release and going straight unto HBO Max this October. The fantasy flick, set in the 1960s, follows a young boy and his grandmother who encounter a coven of witches.
The cast of this tale include Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Anne Hathaway who takes the mantle (or the broomstick) of the Grand High Witch with Chris Rock serving as narrator.
According to the official synopsis…
Based on the timeless story, the reimagined “Roald Dahl’s The Witches’ is flying into your homes, premiering exclusively in the U.S. on HBO Max on October 22. Robert Zemeckis, the Oscar-winning director and master storyteller (“Forrest Gump”, “The Polar Express” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy) brings a fresh sense of humour along with warmth and the unexpected to what is sure to be a Halloween favourite!
It’s a wickedly funny and heart-warming tale about a young boy who stumbles upon a secret coven of witches and, with the help of his loving grandmother, must try to stop their evil plan to turn all the world’s children into mice. “Roald Dahl’s The Witches” is the film the whole family can enjoy together this Halloween season.