According to The Hollywood Reporter, former ’80s child stars Sean Astin (Goonies) and Tami Stronach (The NeverEnding Story) have been tapped to star in a brand new children’s fantasy adventure film titled Man & Witch. Back to the Future alum Christopher Lloyd has also been cast along with fellow Emmy winners Rhea Perlman and Michael Emerson.
Man & Witch is being described as a “heartwarming homage to the lo-fi fantasy films of the 80s,” and a “comic adventure that both fulfills and subverts the expectations of what a fantasy universe can be.”
Serving as her first movie comeback after over 30 years since starring in the classic 1984 film The NeverEnding Story, Tami Stronach is set to portray the role of a powerful and mysterious witch who loses her heart to a hapless goatherd when he hires her to break a curse by an evil wizard.
Man & Witch will be directed by Rob Margolies from a script written by Stronach’s husband Greg Steinbruner. On top of starring, Stronach will also be executive producing. The film will also feature puppets for comic roles of the talking sheep, goose, and dog which will be created by The Jim Henson Creature Shop.
Production is scheduled to begin later this year in New York.
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