[Trailer] New Adaption of 'The Witches' Checks Into HBO Max on October 22nd


Warner Bros. dropped the surprise announcement this morning that audiences across the world can celebrate Halloween early with the release of Robert Zemeckis’s (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Polar Express) reimagined take on Roald Dahl’s beloved story The Witches!


Premiering exclusively on HBO Max in the U.S. on October 22nd, the film's official trailer and poster art have been released. You'll find both below!


In addition to the film’s debut on HBO Max, The Witches will fly into theatres internationally beginning October 28th.


Zemeckis is joined by a world-class team of filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris, for this fantasy adventure about a young boy who stumbles upon a secret coven of witches and, with the help of his loving grandmother, tries to stop their evil plan to turn the world’s children into mice.


The cast includes powerhouse performances from Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Rock, with newcomer Jahzir Kadeen Bruno as the brave young hero.


"The Witches is a wonderful reimagining of Roald Dahl’s classic tale that combines world-class filmmaking with fantastic performances. It’s fun for the whole family and ideal for this time of year," said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.


"This film, with its stellar cast, is outstanding," added Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer for HBO and HBO Max. "We are thrilled to be able to use our platform to deliver timely, relevant and engaging new content during this time when the theatrical experience is not available to everyone."


The film will also be featured in HBO Max’s "Halloween is Here" spotlight page, alongside a curated roster of more than 140 movies, series and Halloween-themed TV episodes, hand-picked by HBO Max’s dedicated editorial team.



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