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Gretel and Hansel film (2020)

Gretel & Hansel (also known as Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale) is an upcoming 2020 American supernatural horror film based on the German folklore tale Hansel and Gretel. The film is directed by Oz Perkins, produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Dan Kagan, and the screenplay is written by Perkins and Rob Hayes. In the film, Hansel and Gretel enter a dark wood in order to find work and food to assist their poor parents. They stumble upon the home of a witch.

Sophia Lillis and Sam Leakey portray the main characters respectively, alongside Charles Babalola and Alice Krige.

The film is scheduled to be released by United Artists Releasing on January 31, 2020.

Premise: The story is described as being set a long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside and focuses on a young girl (Sophia Lillis) who leads her little brother (Sam Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
— Orion Pictures

  • Sophia Lillis as Gretel, a 16-year old girl.
  • Sam Leakey as Hansel, Gretel's 8-year old little brother. Leakey is making his acting debut.
  • Charles Babalola as The Hunter, a young man who helps Gretel and Hansel to go back home.
  • Alice Krige as Holda / The Witch, a terrifying and powerful evil witch who lives in the shadows of the dark wood and kidnaps Gretel and Hansel.
  • Jessica De Gouw as Young Holda / Witch
  • Loreece Harrison as The Demoness
Production: It was announced in October 2018 that Sophia Lillis will star in “Gretel and Hansel” with Oz Perkins directing the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Rob Hayes. In November 2018, Charles Babalola was cast as The Hunter. In April 2019, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw, and Sam Leakey joined the cast, with Leakey making his acting debut.
On November 9, 2018, filming started in Dublin, Ireland. 

Release: The film is scheduled for release on January 31, 2020.