Reimagining Roald Dahl's beloved story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis's visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks him away to a seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world's Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe-undercover-to carry out her nefarious plans.
Director: Robert Zemeckis ('Cast Away', 'Contact', 'Forrest Gump')
Writer: Robert Zemeckis, Kenya Barris, Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, Charles Edwards, Morgana Robinson, Eugenia Caruso, Simon Manyonda
2020 Rating: M, Supernatural themes & violence
104 mins, USA
Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy