Breaking Glass has acquired US rights from Studiocanal to the German live-action adaptation of Otfried Preussler’s children’s classic The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe).
Student Academy Award-winner Michael Schaerer (Warmth) directed the film, which follows the 127-year-old protagonist as she embarks on a quest to discover what makes a good witch when she is punished for attempting to sneak into a dance.
The Little Witch stars Karoline Herfurth, best known for her box-office successes Fack Ju Göhte and The Pasta Detectives trilogy, alongside Axel Prahl, Luis Vorbach, and Suzanne von Borsody as the evil witch Rumpumpel.
Jakob Claussen, Ulrike Putz produced the film, which Breaking Glass plans to release in November.
“Exquisite attention to detail elevates and sharpens the time-honored good vs. evil storyline”, said Richard Ross, Breaking Glass co-president. “Director Schaerer does a wonderful job making this family tale feel quite fresh, yet classic at the same time.
Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff brokered the deal with Studiocanal international sales manager Loubna Berrada.