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Anne Hathaway to topline Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’

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”.

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