'Gretel and Hansel': Release date, plot, cast, everything that you need to know about the fairy tale thriller

The movie which stars Sophie Ellis in the lead will have a horror angle to it and will release in 2020.


                            'Gretel and Hansel': Release date, plot, cast, everything that you need to know about the fairy tale thriller

'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton was a blockbuster when it hit the silver screens in 2013. It earned over $250 million worldwide against a $50 million budget. A sequel that was supposed to be in the works never materialized, neither did the TV series. 

But in what comes as a pleasant surprise to the fans, Orion Pictures' dark reimagined version of Gretel and Hansel, the classic Grimm brothers fairy tale is all set for a 2020 release.  Here's everything we know about the film so far.

Release:

The movie is slated for release on January 31, 2020.

Plot:

According to THR, the story focuses on a young girl who leads her little brother into the dark woods in search of food and water, only to stumble upon a frighteningly evil nexus. The film will adapt a horror approach as opposed to the Renner-Arterton's action and darky comedy starrer.  

Cast: 

The movie stars Sophia Lillis, who garnered worldwide acclaim with the hit 2017 Stephen King adaptation 'It'. It also sees newcomer Sammy Leakey, 'Star Trek: First Contact's Alice Krige, 'Arrow's Jessica De Gouw and 'Black Mirror's Charles Babalola.

Jamie Bell and Fred Berger attend the 'Teen Spirit' Premiere 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 12, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

Writer/Director:

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones ('Sinister') and  Fred Berger ('La La Land') will produce the film with executive producer Sandra Yee Ling on board.  Osgood Perkins will helm the film, while Rob Hayes is the writer.

While the official trailer is yet to be released, watch this space for more updates.