Octavia Spencer Joins New “The Witches”

Octavia Spencer Joins New The Witches

Octavia Spencer is in talks to star alongside Anne Hathaway in Robert Zemeckis’ “The Witches” at Warner Bros. Pictures. In addition, newcomers Jahzir Bruno and Codie-Lei Eastick are in negotiations to join the cast.

Based on the 1973 novel, the film follows a seven-year-old boy (Bruno) who has a run-in with real-life witches. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris is on board to co-write the script with Zemeckis.

The previous 1990 adaptation starred Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch, a role Hathaway is playing this time out. Spencer will play the grandmother of Bruno’s character, and Eastick is portraying another boy who becomes a victim of the Witches.

Zemeckis is producing with Jack Rapke, Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro.

Source: Variety