Sophia Lillis to Star in Horror Fairy Tale 'Gretel and Hansel'
Gretel finally gets top billing -- and alphabetical order prevails! -- in the new horror thriller "Gretel and Hansel." The reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale just cast Sophia Lillis, who is on a roll with the "It" movies and HBO's "Sharp Objects," plus an upcoming Nancy Drew film.
Here's what the horror thriller is about, via The Hollywood Reporter:
The story is described as being set a long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside and focuses on 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.
No word yet on who'll play the little brother, or a witch/witches/nexus of evil. "Gretel and Hansel" was written by Osgood "Oz" Perkins and Rob Hayes, and will be directed by Perkins ("The Blackcoat's Daughter").
This seems to be moving fast; THR said Orion is already prepping for fall filming in Ireland. (Side note: Sounds gorgeous -- this should be worth watching for the visuals alone.)
The first "It" movie is currently the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. Lillis returns as younger Beverly Marsh in "It: Chapter Two," opening September 6, 2019. Lillis also has the lead role of Nancy Drew in the 2019 film "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase."
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