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Octavia Spencer is 'in talks' to join Anne Hathaway in Robert Zemeckis' darker remake of The Witches due out next year, according to Variety.
If so, the 46-year-old Oscar winner would portray the grandmother made famous by Swedish sensation Mai Zetterling in Nicolas Roeg's 1990 original, who's an 'old adversary' of the Grand High Witch (Hathaway).
Newcomer - Jahzir - Bruno - Atlanta - Protagonist
Newcomer Jahzir Bruno (Atlanta) has already been cast as the orphaned seven-year-old protagonist, who faces off against a coven of witches set on destroying all children.
And Holmes & Watson actor Codie-Lei Eastick, 9; will play the chocolate-loving pal of the lead, who's the first child the Grand High Witch transforms into a mouse.
Hathaway - Challenge - Angelica - Huston - Process
Hathaway has quite a challenge upstaging Angelica Huston, who endured a painful, eight-hour process of applying prosthetic make-up in order to transform into Ms. Ernst aka 'Hitler for children.'
Muppet creator Jim Henson executive produced The Witches and his company crafted the special effects, but...
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