Oscar winner Anne Hathaway has been roped in for a major role in Robert Zemeckis’ film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book “The Witches”.
The project hails from studio Warner Bros and will be produced by Oscar-winning directors — Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro.
Del Toro was earlier attached to direct the project but had to step aside due to scheduling conflicts.
The book follows a boy who stumbles upon a coven of child-hating witches he must stop, even though he has been turned into a mouse.
Hathaway, 36, is set to play the role of Grand Witch.
The book was previously adapted by the Warner Bros into a 1990 film, starring Anjelica Huston as Grand Witch.
Zemeckis will pen the script for the new film along with his ImageMovers partner Jack Rapke. They will also co-produce the feature.
Hathaway is currently awaiting the release of thriller “Serenity”, which reunites her with “Interstellar” co-star Matthew McConaughey. She will also be seen in the comedy “The Hustle” and Netflix drama “The Last Thing He Wanted”.