WHO’S IN IT?
Anne Hathaway (The Intern), Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Jahzir Bruno (film debut), Chris Rock (Top Five), Kristen Chenowith (The Star), Codie-Lei Eastick (Holmes & Watson), Charles Edwards (Philomena), Morgana Robinson (Set the Thames on Fire), Simon Manyonda (The Current War), Josette Simon (Red Lights), Eugenia Caruso (Berberian Sound Studio), Ana-Maria Maskell (A Wonderful Christmas Time), Orla O’Rourke (Calvary), Penny Lisle (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), director, writer, producer; Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), writer, producer; Kenya Barris (Girls Trip), writer; Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), Jack Rapke (Cast Away) and Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump), producers; Alan Silvestri (Avengers: Endgame), composer; Don Burgess (Aquaman), cinematographer; Ryan Chan (film debut) and Jeremiah O’Driscoll (Flight), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1967, a young orphan boy (Bruno) is sent to live with his grandmother (Spencer) in Alabama. During a visit to a nearby hotel, the boy stumbles across a nefarious conference of witches, led by the Grand High Witch (Hathaway) who transforms the boy into a mouse…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Roald Dahl’s classic book gets a second live-action adaptation (following Nicolas Roeg’s cult classic version) with real masterminds behind the camera from director Robert Zemeckis to co-writer Guillermo del Toro.