Fairytale Thriller 'Gretel and Hansel' Sets 2020 Release Date (Exclusive)
Gretel and Hansel, Orion Pictures' reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, has set a date with movie audiences.
The film will will open Jan. 31, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
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Gretel and Hansel stars Sophia Lillis, who broke out with the hit 2017 Stephen King adaptation It. It also stars newcomer Sammy Leakey, Star Trek: First Contact's Alice Krige, Arrow's Jessica De Gouw and Black Mirror's Charles Babalola.
Osgood Perkins, the filmmaker behind horror films The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, is directing the project and co-wrote it with Rob Hayes.
The story is described as being set a long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside and focuses on a young girl who leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Upgrade) and Fred Berger (La La Land, Autopsy of Jane Doe), partners at Automatik Entertainment, will produce. Sandra Yee Ling will executive produce.
by Graeme McMillan