Following the news last month that Anne Hathaway will play the Grand High Witch in director Robert Zemeckis‘s new adaptation of the 1983 Roald Dahl book The Witches, comes word that fellow Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is in talks to join her on the cast. Earlier today we saw an official trailer for one of Spencer’s latest, a horror titled Ma.
In addition to Spencer joining the cast it’s also being reported that Jahzir Bruno and Codie-Lei Eastick are currently in negotiations for roles, and that Black-ish creator and writer of the upcoming Shaft and Coming to America sequels Kenya Barris will now be co-writing the screenplay with Zemeckis.
A couple of years back we found out that Veep director Chris Addison had signed on to direct a remake of the 1988 Michael Caine and Steve Martin movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson attached to star in the two lead roles.
At the time the movie was titled Nasty Women, but has since been changed to The Hustle. MGM has released an official trailer for the remake, and you can find it below along with a brief synopsis and a poster.
Back in June we found out that Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit director Robert Zemeckiswould be directing the long-in-development new take on the Roald Dahl story The Witches. The story was previously adapted into the 1990 movie of the same name starring Anjelica Huston.
Now that adaptation has found its star. It’s being reported that Anne Hathaway has signed on to play the Grand High Witch in the movie, the same role Huston played in the ’90 version.
Anne Hathaway is one of the many A-list talents who has visited Sesame Street, appearing in Elmo’s Christmas Countdown in 2009 to sing “I Want A Snuffy For Christmas” (seen below) with Big Bird and Snuffleupagus.
Now it looks like she will have a larger Sesame Street role. New reports say the actress is being eyed to star in a film based on the long-running children’s show alongside Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and many more. Check out the full report, below.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the official main trailer for Ocean’s 8, a spinoff/sequel to the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy.
The movie follows a group of women attempting to pull off a massive heist in New York, led by Sandra Bullock as the sister of Danny Ocean, who was played in the original trilogy by George Clooney. Also starring is Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Armitage, and James Corden, with Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games) directing from a script he co-wrote with Olivia Milch (Netflix’s Dude).
Continue below to read a full synopsis and watch the new trailer.