Famke Janssen Joins “Hansel and Gretel”

Famke Janssen (“Goldeneye,” “X-Men”) has joined the cast of “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” for Gary Sanchez Productions and Paramount Pictures reports The Playlist

The story picks up on the fairy-tale siblings 15 years after their traumatic gingerbread house incident, which provoked them to become witch bounty hunters. Janssen’s role in the film is unknown.

Jeremy Renner is set to play Hansel, filming this project between his commitments to “Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol” and “The Avengers”. Gemma Arterton beat out the likes of Noomi Rapace, Diane Kruger and Eva Green for the role of Gretel.

Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow”) directs from a script he co-wrote with D.W. Harper. Shooting kicks off March 7th in Berlin.