Robert Zemeckis' star-studded adaptation of Roald Dahl’s popular 1983 children’s book will be streaming this Halloween season.
On Friday, Warner Bros. has announced that the film, starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci, has conjured up an Oct. 22 release date on HBO Max.
Originally slated to hit theaters this month, traditional distribution plans were jettisoned amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Witches” tells the story of a young boy who uncovers a secret coven of witches and, with the help of his grandma, tries to stop their evil plan to turn all the children in the world into mice.
Hathaway plays the Grand High Witch, while Spencer plays the boy’s loving grandma.
Zemeckis co-wrote the screenplay with “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and “The Shape of Water” auteur Guillermo del Toro.
The film also stars Kristin Chenoweth, Codie-Lei Eastick and Jahzir Bruno as the young boy.
Chris Rock voices the boy character as an adult.
“The Witches” was previously adapted into a critically-acclaimed 1990 fantasy comedy film starring Oscar-winner Anjelica Huston in the Anne Hathaway role.
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