Sophia Lillis is Gretel in Orion Pictures’ Gretel & Hansel first look photo
Orion Pictures has released a first look photo of Sophia Lillis as Gretel in Gretel & Hansel, the dark reimagining of the classic fairytale. You can check out the full photo now in the gallery below!
Another twist on the classic Brothers Grimm tale, Gretel and Hansel is set a long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside and will tell the tale of a young girl who leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
The film is written by Rob Hayes (Chewing Gum) and will be directed by Osgood Perkins, who is most known for writing and directing horror films The Blackcoat’s Daughter starring Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka and I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House starring Ruth Wilson.
Gretel and Hansel also stars Sammy Leakey (MotherFatherSon) as Hansel, Alice Krige (Silent Hill) as Holda, Jessica De Gouw (Arrow) as young Holda, and Charles Babalola (The Legend of Tarzan) as The Hunter.
Lillis found her breakout performance in last year’s adaptation of the Stephen King classic It as abused pre-teen Beverly Marsh, earning widespread praise for her vulnerable performance, and is set to reprise the role in the sequel that is set to premiere this year on September 6. She also appeared in the highly-acclaimed HBO miniseries adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Sharp Objects as a younger version of Amy Adams’ Camille Preaker.
Gretel & Hansel will arrive in theaters on January 31, 2020.