Roald Dahl’s The Witches premieres on HBO Max this Thursday, October 22nd.
In celebration of this release, I have some fun and FREE Halloween-themed activities, as well as details about this film so that your family can enjoy.
About Roald Dahl’s “The Witches”
“Roald Dahl’s The Witches” is flying into your homes debuting exclusively on HBO Max October 22
From Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) comes the fantasy adventure “Roald Dahl’s The Witches.”
The film stars:
- Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérable,” “Ocean’s 8”)
- Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “The Shape of Water”)
- Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Lovely Bones”)
- Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s “Glee” and “BoJack Horseman”)
- Award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock
- Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s “Atlanta”)
- Codie-Lei Eastick (“Holmes & Watson”).
Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.
As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.
Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.
Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris (TV’s “black-ish,” “Shaft”) and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”).
Zemeckis is also producing, alongside Jack Rapke, del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Luke Kelly. Serving as executive producers are Jacqueline Levine, Marianne Jenkins, Michael Siegel, Gideon Simeloff and Cate Adams.
Zemeckis’s behind-the-scenes team includes a roster of his frequent collaborators, including Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“Forrest Gump”), production designer Gary Freeman, editors Jeremiah O’Driscoll and Ryan Chan, Oscar-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Allied,” “Lincoln”), and Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri (“Polar Express,” “Forrest Gump”).
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, an Image Movers/Necropia/Experanto Filmoj Production, a Robert Zemeckis Film, “Roald Dahl’s The Witches.”
“The Witches” Trailer
FREE Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” Halloween Activity Book
Here are some fun and FREE activities for you and your family themed for “The Witches.”
Head to the Happy Color app and check out the new #TheWitchesMovie coloring pages
Roald Dahl’s The Witches Roblox Island Game
Witches Are Real! And they are taking over Islands on Roblox from now until 11/1! Defeat the Grand High Witch this Halloween season, and check out #TheWitchesMovie coming exclusively to HBOMax in the US on October 22!
Visit www.HowToSpotAWitch.com on your mobile device to find out if you or someone you know is a Witch!