The primary trailer for "The Witches" comes on-line and receives HBO Max launch


The film, based on the classic book by Roald Dahl, is by Robert Zemeckis.

Anne Hathaway stars in the first trailer for The Witches when Warner Bros. announces the film will hit HBO Max in the US later this month.

HBO Max surprised audiences with the first full trailer for legendary director Robert Zemeckis' The Witches Remake, starring Anne Hathaway as the vicious Grand High Witch who wants to turn the world's children into mice. While the film will hit theaters internationally, HBO Max announced that US audiences will be able to watch The Witches on the streaming service later this month.

The first trailer for the film shows the reinterpreted setting for The Witches and moves the film from its original English location to 1960s Alabama. While Anne Hathaway clearly enjoys the role, Octavia Spencer also plays the boy's grandmother and Stanley Tucci plays the hotel manager. Hathaway's monstrous look as the villain is only hinted at in the footage, but with horror maestro Guillermo Del Toro writing alongside Zemeckis and Kenya Barris, she hopefully has a really terrifying look under her grand facade. The film arrives on HBO Max on October 22nd and will debut overseas on October 28th. Check out The Witches trailer below.

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Here is the official recap from The Witches:

1960s Alabama, a young boy stumbles upon a witch conference while staying with his grandmother in a hotel and is turned into a mouse by the Grand High Witch.

The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis based on the 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

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