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Famke Janssen Will Bewitch 'Hansel and Gretel' for Paramount

The 'X-Men' actress will co-star with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in the action comedy.

Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen has joined Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in the Paramount film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) is directing the action comedy, which picks up years after the fairy-tale siblings' childhood trauma at the gingerbread house, when they've become witch bounty hunters. Janssen will play the leader of the witches.

The Gary Sanchez-produced project is scheduled to begin shooting in Berlin in March.

Repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management, Janssen just wrapped filming on her writing-directing debut, the drama Bringing Up Bobby, which she also produced. Janssen has starred in the X-Men movies, Turn the River and Taken.