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‘The Witches’ Starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci Hits HBO Max on October 22

HBO Max has a plethora of new content coming in October and one of the many new films is The Witches. Based on the timeless story by Roald Dahl, this retelling of The Witches is flying into your homes, premiering exclusively in the U.S. on HBO Max on October 22. 

Robert Zemeckis, the Oscar-winning director and master storyteller (Forrest Gump, The Polar Express and the Back to the Future trilogy) brings a fresh sense of humor along with warmth and the unexpected to what is sure to be a Halloween favorite!

Stanley Tucci as Mr. Stringer and Octavia Spencer as Grandma in The Witches
Stanley Tucci as Mr. Stringer and Octavia Spencer as Grandma in The Witches (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Witches is a wickedly funny and heartwarming tale about a young boy who stumbles upon a secret coven of witches and, with the help of his loving grandmother, must try to stop their evil plan to turn all the world’s children into mice. Roald Dahl’s The Witches is the film the whole family can enjoy together this Halloween season.

Check out the trailer right here:

The incredible cast includes performances by Anne Hathaway as the sly, menacing Grand High Witch and Octavia Spencer as the tough but loving grandmother who will fight her to the end. Stanley Tucci is the hotel manager unwittingly hosting the witches’ convention; Kristin Chenoweth lends her familiar voice and energy to the action; and the heart of the film is the young boy, played by Jahzir Bruno [adult narration by Chris Rock], who becomes a brave but unlikely hero by teaming with his friends and grandma to stop the witches’ evil plan.

Director/producer/co-writer Robert Zemeckis is joined by a world-class team of filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris.

Check out some of the official stills from The Witches below:

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