Anne Hathaway Lands Her First Villain Role In The Witches Remake

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After a career spent playing the heroine, Anne Hathaway has finally landed her first proper villainous role, in an adaption of Roald Dahl’s The Witches.

She will take on the Grand High Witch, a part played memorably by Anjelica Huston in the original ’90s film.

Anjelica Huston in ’The Witches’, 1990
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The movie, based on Dahl’s 1983 novel of the same name, tells the story of a seven-year-old boy whose path crosses with a convention of real-life witches who hate children. They come up with a plan – spearheaded by the Grand High Witch – to formulate a potion that turns children into mice.