Gretel & Hansel Trailer Delivers Modern Take on Classic Fairy Tale
Orion Pictures has released the first trailer for Gretel & Hansel, a modern horror re-working of the classic fairy tale — not to be confused with the 2013 action flick, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Starring IT breakout Sophia Lillis, you can check out the Gretel & Hansel trailer in the player below!
Another twist on the classic Brothers Grimm tale, Gretel & 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 & Hansel stars Sophia Lillis (IT: Chapter Two) as Gretel, 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.
Gretel & Hansel follows its breadcrumbs into theaters on January 31, 2020.