It’s being reported that Famke Janssen (X-Men, House on Haunted Hill) has signed on to join the cast of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, the updated sequel of sorts to the old German fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.
Janssen is set to play the leader of a group of witches who have their hands full with the brother and sister duo of Hansel and Gretel. The story takes place 15 years after the siblings were lured to a wonderful and inviting gingerbread house by a vile witch with plans of cooking and eating them. After escaping their close encounter with the witch, the pair grow up bent on vengeance and ultimately become bounty hunters set on finding and destroying all witches.
Not too long ago, it was reported that Hansel and Gretel would be played by Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town) and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans).
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is set to be directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow), with no set release date scheduled at the moment.