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The Witches Remake Is Available To Rent In UK From Today

The Witches Remake Is Available To Rent In UK From Today

The new remake of The Witches is available to rent in the UK from today (Monday 26 October). You can watch the trailer here:

The Roald Dahl classic has been 'reimagined for a modern audience', with Anne Hathaway playing the lead role of the Grand High Witch.

Octavia Spencer also stars in the film, as the doting grandmother of a young orphaned boy portrayed by newcomer Jahzir Bruno, with comedian Chris Rock voicing his character as an adult.

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Stanley Tucci - who previously featured alongside Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada - steps into the shoes of the hotel manager who unwittingly hosts the witches' convention.

It comes 30 years after the original dark fantasy comedy starring Anjelica Huston hit the big screen, receiving critical acclaim and setting a high bar for the remake.


A synopsis reads: "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. 

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"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 has gathered her fellow witches from around the globe-undercover-to carry out her nefarious plans."

The film is already out on HBO Max in the US and is available to rent via Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) at 'participating digital retailers' in the UK. Renters will be able to watch the film instantly and will have access to it for 48 hours.

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The movie has received mixed reviews thus far and has a rating of 50 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

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