Gretel & Hansel is a dark fantasy horror film based on the German folklore tale Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm.
The movie is directed by Oz Perkins with the screenplay also written by Perkins, with Rob Hayes.
Sophia Lillis and Sam Leakey play Gretel and Hansel, alongside Charles Babalola, Jessica De Gouw and Alice Krige. Casting call on the film began November 2018 and filming started in November 2018 and wrapped in Dublin, Ireland.
The film is scheduled for release in the United States in January 2020, by Orion Pictures through United Artists Releasing.
The director explained: “It’s awfully faithful to the original story. It’s got really only three principal characters: Hansel, Gretel, and the Witch. We tried to find a way to make it more of a coming of age story. I wanted Gretel to be somewhat older than Hansel, so it didn’t feel like two twelve-year-olds – rather a sixteen-year-old and an eight-year-old. There was more of a feeling like Gretel having to take Hansel around everywhere she goes, and how that can impede one’s own evolution, how our attachments and the things that we love can sometimes get in the way of our growth.”
Check out the creepy trailer below!